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Social Science


What is Criminology

Criminology is the study of crime and deviant behaviour. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioural and social sciences. Studying criminology develops your understanding of the social and personal aspects of crime, victimisation and responses to crime and deviance, as well as building specific skills such as: generating and evaluating evidence. making reasoned arguments and ethical judgments.

This qualification would support your progression from any study at Level 2, particularly GCSEs in Sociology, Law, Psychology, Citizenship, and Humanities.

What is the exam board for Criminology?


Course summary


Assessment & content

1) Changing Awareness of Crime

Internal assignment

LO1 Understand how crime reporting affects the public perception of criminality.


LO2 Understand how campaigns are used to elicit



LO3 Plan campaigns for change relating to crime.


2) Criminological Theories

External exam

LO1 Understand social constructions of criminality.


LO2 Know theories of criminality.


LO3 Understand causes of criminality.


LO4 Understand causes of policy change.


3) Crime Scene to Courtroom

Internal assignment

LO1 Understand the process of criminal investigations.


LO2 Understand the process for prosecution of suspects.


LO3 Be able to review criminal cases.


4) Crime and Punishment

External exam

LO1 Understand the criminal justice system in England and Wales.


LO2 Understand the role of punishment in a criminal justice system.


LO3 Understand measures used in social control

What skill will I gain from studying Criminology?

  • Analytical, critical and evaluative skills
  • The ability to solve problems
  • Project based research and investigation
  • The ability to apply your knowledge to wider society and other areas outside of the classroom. 
  • Compressive knowledge academic theories relating to crime and deviance
  • A detailed understating of the inner workings of the Criminal justice system in the UK.
  • A wide range of generic transferable skills (essay writing, organisation, gathering resources).

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