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Criminology Applied Diploma Level 3 (1 A Level Equivalent)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law

What will you be working towards?

Code 32
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



Do you want to know about crime?  Criminology covers all aspects of crime, from what types of crime there are to the range of punishments people receive for committing crime.  This Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology contains elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology, which complement the study of Humanities or Social Science subjects. During the course, you will investigate:

  • How crime is portrayed in the media and how this affects people's view of crime
  • Different theories and explanations about why people commit crime
  • How crime is investigated and criminals are prosecuted
  • How laws are made
  • How punishment works and way to control crime.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is via internal and external assessment and are graded A*-E.

The assessments are as follows: Changing Awareness of Crime (internal assessment), Criminological Theories (external assessment), Crime Scene to Courtroom (internal assessment), Crime and Punishment (external assessment).

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade 5 or above.  Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in English and Maths.

Your next steps...

Criminology is an increasingly popular subject for students who are interested in a career in criminal justice, or studying criminology at university.  The subject explores why people commit crime, drawing on explanations from psychology and sociology, along with how society tackles crime through the law, policing and punishment,  Students learn about different types of crime, how people's perceptions of crime and shaped and how crime is investigated.


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