BA (Hons) Criminology with Politics (Full Time)

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Study the nature, incidence and repercussions of crime and criminal behaviour alongside contemporary political and social debates on the Criminology with Politics degree.

Key Features:

  • Highly qualified course team with wide experience in higher education and professional practice, including criminal law, probation, policing, drugs services and government research
  • Enthusiastic, approachable and supportive tutors dedicated to your professional development
  • Associate lecturers with very high-level professional experience
  • Wide variety of guest speakers able to offer up-to-date professional and academic insight
  • Analysis of contemporary social and political debates, including historical and…

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Study the nature, incidence and repercussions of crime and criminal behaviour alongside contemporary political and social debates on the Criminology with Politics degree.

Key Features:

  • Highly qualified course team with wide experience in higher education and professional practice, including criminal law, probation, policing, drugs services and government research
  • Enthusiastic, approachable and supportive tutors dedicated to your professional development
  • Associate lecturers with very high-level professional experience
  • Wide variety of guest speakers able to offer up-to-date professional and academic insight
  • Analysis of contemporary social and political debates, including historical and theoretical contexts
  • The impact of gender, race and class on understanding crime and the criminal justice system
  • Broad focus on assessing explanations of crime, from petty theft to terrorism
  • Debates surrounding punishment, policing, crime, criminality, and law and order
  • Up-to-date study of the criminal justice process and key agencies, including the police, courts and prisons
  • In-depth account of 21st century politics
  • Active learning through seminars and formative assessments
  • A wide range of imaginative and professionally relevant assessment strategies
  • Opportunities for voluntary work, internships and work shadowing
  • Teaching programme under continuous review, via engagement with student representatives and feedback exercises.

The Criminology team at Solent has consistently scored well in the National Student Survey. An external examiner also noted that the team had generated ‘a community of scholars’.

Industrial focus

Employability is at the heart of this course. Students graduate with skills and knowledge used in criminal justice organisations, including the frontline police, courts, probation and victim services and prisons, in addition to their support services in the public and private sector.

Graduates are attractive to a wide range of employers and are now working in all of these fields. Tutors are working to smooth the process of applying for these roles via enhanced application and employment training.

A wide range of criminal justice professionals give lectures on the practical aspects of criminal justice and potential careers in the field. There are also many opportunities to undertake voluntary work in relevant fields, and to take part in work shadowing and internships.

The course is international in orientation, drawing comparisons in approaches and practice from a variety of jurisdictions. This emphasis is important, both academically and professionally, in the context of increasing globalisation.

Course content

Year 1

  • Power, Politics and Policy
  • The Making of Britain
  • Criminal Process and Responsibility
  • Key Perspectives in Criminology: Political Ideas and Concepts
  • Criminological Research Methods and Skills 1.

Year 2

  • Policing, Politics and Social Control
  • Contemporary Debates In Crime, Culture and Society
  • The State In Contemporary Society
  • Critical Issues in Professional Practice and Criminal Justice
  • Political Theory and Criminology
  • Criminological Research Methods and Skills 2.

Year 3

  • Global Perspectives on Crime and Justice
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Dissertation.

Two options from:

  • Security, Public Order and The State
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Cybercrime and Security
  • Dangerous Offenders?
  • Police, Law and Community
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
  • Crime, Media, Culture
  • Leadership and Management in Investigation and Policing
  • Crime, Risk, Community Safety.

Why choose Solent?

Our students develop specialist knowledge and understanding of topical concerns relevant to a range of careers. Criminology with Politics makes a fantastic combination as you will explore all aspects of crime alongside the leaders and decision makers who are responsible for solving it.

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of continuous assessment in the form of essays, reports, presentations, and reviews, and examinations. Assessment varies from unit to unit.

Projects/work experience

Interships at the Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal records Office, Work experience at Winchester Prison, Special Constables, Youth Offender panel.

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