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Criminology<br/> & Criminal Justice

BA (Hons)
Criminology
& Criminal Justice

UCAS code
M240
Year of entry
2016
2017
UCAS Tariff
240
112
Duration
3YRS (FT)
5YRS (PT)
Institution code
G53
Location
Wrexham
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Why choose this course?

Wrexham is now becoming an epicentre for criminal justice due to the fact we have the largest prison in England and Wales, due to open in 2017.

 

Our programme is given the name criminology and criminal justice to reflect the mixture of theoretical and practical driven modules because we believe it is important that our students are adequately prepared for their future employment. This course is really suitable for those who have an interest in a career such as the police, prison, probation, youth justice, domestic abuse, and substance misuse.

 

This degree will enable you to analyse the variety and types of crime which concern professionals working in criminal justice contexts.

 

You will explore the social and psychological causes of crime, the way the criminal justice system responds to it and what can be done to prevent crime and rehabilitate offenders. You will also examine criminal law and the role and work of the agencies that make up a modern criminal justice system.

 

Towards the end of the course you will be able to choose from a selection of optional modules covering forensic psychology, youth justice, and miscarriages of justice.  Where possible students take part in site visits which in the past have included visits to a crown court and a prison. 

 

In addition, students are introduced to a variety of voluntary work opportunities and have the chance to learn from visiting lecturers such as judges, police, probation and youth justice staff who work in the criminal justice system.