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Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology

Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology

Our Subject

An understanding of criminology is relevant to many job roles within the criminal justice sector, social and probation work and sociology and psychology. WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities.

Our links with HE

Criminology supports access to higher education degree courses, such as:

BSc Criminology

BA Criminology and Criminal Justice

BSc (Hons) Criminology & Psychology

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

BA (Hons) Criminology & Sociology

BA (Hons) Criminology

BSc Criminology with Law

Alternatively, the qualification allows learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice system, e.g. the National Probation Service, the Courts and Tribunals Service or the National Offender Management Service.

 


Course Structure

Unit 1

In Changing Awareness of Crime, learners develop an understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. Knowing about the wide range of different crimes, the reasons people have for not reporting such crimes. Provides an understanding of the complexity of behaviours and the social implications of such crimes and criminality.

Unit 2

Criminological Theories enables learners to gain an understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have learned in Unit 1. Learners explore the difference between criminal behaviour and deviance and the theories behind why people commit crime.

Unit 3

In Crime scene to Court Room learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. A clearer insight into what happens once a crime is detected and the process that leads to either a guilty or non-guilty verdict.

Unit 4

In Crime and punishment learners develop skills in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the process of social control in delivering policy in practice. Through this unit learners will learn about the criminal justice system in England and Wales and how it operates to achieve social control.


Inspiration

The first mandatory unit will enable the learner to demonstrate understanding of different types of crime, influences on perceptions of crime and why some crimes are unreported. The second mandatory unit will allow learners to gain an understanding of why people commit crime, drawing on what they have learned in Unit 1. The third mandatory unit will provide an understanding of the criminal justice system from The moment a crime has been identified to the verdict. Learners will develop the understanding and skills needed to examine information in order to review the justice of verdicts in criminal cases. In the final mandatory unit, learners will apply their understanding of the awareness of criminality, criminological theories and the process of bringing an accused to court in order to evaluate the effectiveness of social control to deliver criminal justice policy.







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