The aim of this course is to introduce learners to criminology as an area of study that tries to address the questions raised and to explore many key debates within criminology. This includes examining theoretical debates about the causes of crime and criminal behaviour and both historical and contemporary ideas about dealing with crime. The course looks at persistent crime problems – such as youth crime, drugs, violence, and anti-social behaviour – and how they have been dealt with. Its aim is to develop an understanding of controversies around the causes of crime and criminal behaviour, and consider how theoretical and practical ideas about crime lead to crime and criminal justice policy.
This is a level 4 course, providing essential knowledge of the principles of criminology and the study of crime and justice. In addition to providing knowledge and understanding of the core principles of criminology, the course encourages progression by helping learners to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for further study of specialist crime and justice topics at level 4.
You may already hold firm views about crime and criminal behaviour, although the course does not assume that you have any recent experience of studying crime. While the aim of this course is not necessarily to challenge your existing views, it may introduce you to new ways of looking at crime problems and debates taking place around crime and criminal behaviour. By studying criminology, you will develop a new language designed to cope with the study of crime and criminal behaviour. You will also gain a greater understanding of crime problems in contemporary Britain.
Previous Knowledge Required
No previous knowledge required, however this course can be studied as a progression route from our current Level 3 Criminology Diploma.
You will receive the Criminology Level 4 course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.
Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Level 4 Criminology Diploma. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Level 4 Criminology course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
This course is completed by submitting a number of tutor marked assignments to your tutor for feedback.
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.