About the Level 3 Criminology Certificate
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. It views crime from all different angles. People who study criminology courses assess the nature, extent, management and causes of crime. They also research and evaluate how crimes are controlled and what consequences they have upon society. They are able to look at this research and discover patterns in crime.
The course begins by introducing criminological theories and explaining how the criminal justice system works in the UK, It then goes on to explore the nature, range and scope if crimes to do with drugs, violence and property in the UK. Students will also gain an insight into forensic psychology and crime prevention.
Who should study this course?
This online distance learning course is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to work in crime prevention or study criminology at a higher level. It is also suitable for those with a general interest in the topic and those who want to expand on their previous knowledge.
You do not need any prior qualifications before enrolling on one of our criminology courses online. All you need is an interest in criminology, a way to access our college materials and the motivation to engage in home study.
What happens after the course?
By the end of this home learning course, you will have a foundation of understanding in this subject area. You will be able to use this new-found knowledge to apply for further educational courses or apply for relevant jobs.
Most jobs in this area will require a degree of some description, however there are paths, such as becoming a police officer, which do not require university level study. If you do continue your studies, you could be working in one of these jobs:
- Forensic psychologist
- Criminal profiler
- Prison officer
For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288
Criminology Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Introduction to Criminology
Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics
The UK Justice System
Have an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms
Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevelence, production and marketing and common street names.
Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.
Understanding Property Crime
Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur
Understanding Crime and the Community
Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention
Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
Understanding High Tech Crime
Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
Understanding Crime Prevention
Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime
Understanding Youth Crime
Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.
Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it effects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.
Introduction to Criminal Profiling
Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.
Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism
Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
- The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).