Weekly study3 hours
Introduction to Criminology
Understand the growing discipline of criminology
In our globalised world, international organised crime, such as online fraud and trafficking, has expanded exponentially. Crime also appears to be constantly in the public gaze – from media attention to politics, leading to an intensification of public fears.
However, even with this increased attention, knowledge and understanding of crime and victimisation remains limited.
On this three-week course, you’ll delve into the growing discipline of criminology. You’ll discover how it embraces sociology, psychology, law, and forensics as you explore the areas of study in contemporary undergraduate criminology.
Go behind-the-scenes of working in criminal justice
The course will help you further your awareness and understanding of crime and the complex operation of criminal justice in society.
It provides a window into the often challenging, but equally rewarding nature of the day-to-day work of criminal justice professionals – those who interface with those who commit a crime, but also with the victims of crime.
This will help you understand how and why criminal justice approaches are developed and put into practice.
Learn from the experts at the University of Hull
You’ll learn from the specialists at the University of Hull, one of the institutions that pioneered the exciting study of criminology more than 40 years ago.
This expert insight will help you understand the role of a criminologist – from identifying definitions and patterns of crime to becoming aware of the academic approaches that have contributed to our understanding of murder.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify definitions and patterns of crime
- Recognise the range of academic approaches within criminology and other aligned disciplines that have contributed to our understanding of murder
- Perceive crime & criminal justice as evolving and fluid concepts
Who is the course for?
This course is designed as an introduction to the first year of a BA degree course in Criminology.
It will be of particular interest to those wanting to study a Criminology undergraduate degree and pursue a career in criminal justice.
Who developed the course?
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for more than 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, they have a proud heritage of academic excellence, life-changing research and excellent teaching. Their vision is to shape a fairer, brighter and carbon neutral future for all. As the Official University Partner of Team GB they believe extraordinary is in everyone, and together with Team GB, they’re going to help you find it.
World rankingTop 60Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
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