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Criminology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Simply put, criminology is the study of crime - a broad field of study that encompasses all factors and stake-holders involved in crime. This includes analysis of geographical factors, statistics, causes of crime, consequences of crime, and reactions to crime.

From this course, you will learn what crime is, how it is caused, and the various types of crimes and the consequences of committing them. You’ll gain insight into the major criminal organisations in operation around the world and explore the UK and US criminal justice systems.

The course begins by defining criminology - explaining what it is, summing up its history, and exploring its evolution. We’ll explore the various schools of thought within criminology - Positivist School, Chicago School, Classical School and Neo-Classicist School - along...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Criminology
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Criminology?
  • Part 2: Criminology as a Social Science
  • Part 3: History of Criminology
  • Part 4: Evolution of Criminology
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Criminal Statistics
  • Part 1: UK Crime Statistics and Trends
  • Part 2: US Crime Statistics and Trends
  • Part 3: International Crime Statistics and Trends
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Causes of Crime – Schools of Thought
  • Part 1: Positivist School
  • Part 2: Chicago School
  • Part 3: Classical School
  • Part 4: Neo-Classicist School
  • Part 5: Social Structure Theories
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Types of Crime
  • Part 1: Violent Crime
  • Part 2: Property Crime
  • Part 3: Cyber Crime
  • Part 4: White-Collar Crime
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Drug Crimes
  • Part 1: Cannabis (Marijuana)
  • Part 2: Cocaine
  • Part 3: MDMA/Ecstasy
  • Part 4: Heroin
  • Part 5: Methamphetamine
  • Part 6: County Lines
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: International Organised Crime
  • Part 1: International Organised Crime Groups
  • Part 2: Terrorism
  • Part 3: Types of Terrorism
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Crime Prevention
  • Part 1: Crime Prevention Methods
  • Part 2: Tertiary Prevention
  • Part 3: Community Role in Crime Prevention
  • Part 4: Preventing Youth Crime
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: UK Criminal Law and Justice System
  • Part 1: Overview
  • Part 2: Criminal Justice System
  • Part 3: Criminal Law Elements
  • Part 4: Participatory and Inchoate Offences
  • Part 5: Criminal Defences
  • Part 6: UK Criminal Justice Process
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: US Criminal Law
  • Part 1: Criminal Law vs. Statutory Law
  • Part 2: Differences Between UK and US Law
  • Part 3: Courts and Tribunals
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling
  • Part 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling
  • Part 2: Understanding Forensic Psychology and its Methods
  • Part 3: Understanding Criminal Profiling and its Methods
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Criminology Diploma Course will be of interest to those who wish to delve into and understand the criminal mind and the societal and individual factors that can lead to criminal behaviour.

The course is perfect for anyone who works within the community, in particular with those who may be at risk of, or who are currently, engaging in criminal activities.

The course will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology, philosophy, sociology, political science or even economics - as it provides an understanding of why an individual may turn to criminality and the various effects crime has on society.

Accreditations

The Criminology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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