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£275 inc VAT
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This programme is designed for anyone interested in criminology and learning more about crime, its causes and prevention.


The objective of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to criminology and examines in detail a range of criminal activity together with detection and prevention methods in common use.

This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of crime, its impact on society, and the ways in which justice is administered.


The course is designed for home study or distance learning and is comprised of comprehensive printed course notes presented in an A4 ring binder, together with course assignments and study guide. Tutor support and a student helpline facility are integral to the course, and students have a full 12 months in which to complete their studies. Actual study time will be of the order of 90-100 hours.

The course is divided up into 15 study units, each with one tutor marked assignment to be completed. Each assignment contains approx 8-10 written tasks to be completed which are then submitted to a subject tutor for marking. Where required assignments can be re-submitted after amendment in the event that the assessment standards are not full met on first submission.

The course units and topics are as follows:

1: Introduction to Criminology

Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.

2: Criminal Statistics

Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics

3: The UK Justice SystemGain an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms

4: Understanding Drugs

Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevalence, production and marketing and common street names.

5: Understanding Violence

Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.

6: Understanding Property Crime

Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur

7: Understanding Crime and the Community

Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention

8: Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime

Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime

9: Understanding High Tech Crime

Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities

10: 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

11: Understanding Youth CrimeUnderstand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.

12: Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour

Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it affects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.

13: 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.

14: 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

15: The Theories of Terrorism

Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for anyong who is interested in developing knowledge, understand and skill in the field of crime, its impact, its detection and the criminal justiuce system.


There are no study pre-requirements as the course is intended for learners who have not studied this topic beforehand.

Career path

The course is intended for learners who have a general insterest in the subject of crime and/or who are seeking to work in a voluntary or paid occupation related to crime administration and detection.

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What qualification do I get


You would receive a level 3 Criminology Certificate, issued bye ABC Awards.

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