Criminology

Vocational Level 2

This is an ideal course for those who want to gain an introduction to Criminology or supplement your Level 3 studies.

This course is for you if...

You are taking other level 2 courses and want to study a new subject.

This course enables you to understand principles of criminology and can lead to level 3 progression. It will be of interest to you if you are interested in crime, human behaviour, law, psychology, sociology and the criminal justice system.

This level 2 course will be combined with the level 2 Law and Legal Work course. It can also be taken alongside English, Maths or Science GCSE for students who wish to improve their existing grade.

What topics will I study?

You will study two units:

In Unit 1, you will be looking at: The difference between crime and deviance. Different types of crime such as corporate crime white collar crime, street crime and organised crime. The main features of biological, psychological and sociological explanations of crime. Evaluate main sources of crime data.

In Unit 2, you will be looking at: The main features of the criminal justice system in particular, the prison service. The relationship between crime and gender, ethnicity, social class and age. The relationship between criminal justice and the media, homicide, drugs, anti-social behaviour and terrorism. 

What can I do after this course?

This Level 2 Certificate in Criminology is a recognised qualification and after further progression, could lead to a range of jobs in the legal profession or criminological field. Students can possibly use the qualification to progress to the Level 3 Criminology and Law courses dependant on the grade achieved.


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