Course Code: TA1FE31 Examining Crime and Punishment - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 05 Jun 2023 University Centre 4 Weeks / £1,265 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryDo you wonder what makes criminals tick? If you do, why not come and join the debate at this introductory course. You'll gain an insight into what drives people to commit crime and an understanding of the processes and systems that bring criminals to account. This Level 2 programme is designed for those who have a general interest in crime and want to find out more and those who would like to take their first steps towards a higher qualification in this fascinating subject. Written for people with no previous knowledge of criminology, this course gives you a foundational understanding of all the key aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Expert tutors will guide through an introduction to the various types of criminal, lead you to a basic understanding of how to process a crime scene and give you an insight into profiling methods. Additionally, the course is designed to help you develop your study skills in areas such as research and communication,encouraging you to becoming an independent and ambitious level and preparing the ground for moving on to higher study. Entry RequirementsThere are no entry requirements for this course, although students will require a genuine interest in criminology and a sound standard of English. Qualification ObtainedCertificate in Skills for Further Education and Employment Industry Placement and Field TripsThere is no requirement for work placement or any planned trips for this course. Learning and Teaching MethodsDuring the course you will look at the fundamentals of policing, criminology and law. This will include topics ranging from the aspects of crime to the effects of crime. crime reduction strategies and sentencing. It will also look into security procedures, prisons and probation services. The course outcomes are for you: To gain an understanding to a range of basic concepts and theories within criminology To demonstrate the application of criminology to a range of issues relating to your personal interest in criminology To develop a foundation of study skills that will enable your academic progression The specialist criminology units covered within the course will include: Aspects of Crime Key issues relating to defining crime and deviance. Different types of crime such as corporate crime white collar crime, street crime and organised crime. The main features of biological, psychological and sociological explanations of crime. Evaluate main sources of crime data to understand why people commit crime. Criminal Justice system The main features of the criminal justice system in particular, the court processes. Factors that can influence the way in which individuals experience the criminal justice system. Crime and social groups How crime and criminal justice are linked to aspects of social context in which crimes occur, for example in and around Blackpool. The relationship between crime and gender, ethnicity, social class and age. The relationship between criminal justice and the media, anti-social behaviour. A series of interactive sessions which include case studies, debates and discussions. Expert Tutors David Hayes (Senior Lecturer in Criminology) and Fatema Desai (Lecturer and Programme Leader in Criminology and Criminal Justice) teach this introductory programme. Both have extensive teaching experience in this area, a strong record of academic achievement and active participation in various academic events, conferences and publications in the criminology arena. A variety of assessment methods including essay writing, and presentations. Modules covered include: Aspects of Crime Criminal Justice system Crime and social groups Developing self IT software Academic writing Research skills Time / stress management Presentations & assignment support Other Costs and Equipment NeededAs assessments are conducted electronically, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to enable them to make notes in class and complete work from home. However, students may use the computer facilities provided by the college. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and, for those that aren’t, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you’re eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: ASCENTIS Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Students will gain insights into aspects of criminology and criminal justice sector and can use this qualification to progress on to Level 3 Access to HE Policing and Criminal Justice and/or on the FdA (foundation degree) Criminology and Criminal Justice at Blackpool and The Fylde College.