BTEC – Criminology
The Criminology Level 3 Diploma is a basic grounding in what criminologists do. The course is well designed and many of the main themes, such as forensics, campaigns on crime and theories explaining criminal behaviour are hinged on a key case study which draw students in and encourage them to explore the subject further. Students also learn how the criminal justice system works and by the end of the two year course they have a very detailed knowledge of the various processes involved from crime scene to court room. They also develop a heightened awareness of why crime occurs, how it is controlled and the various methods of punishment available. Students also gain an appreciation of the importance of criminology as a subject they may wish to pursue within a career or in higher education, after sixth form.