This exciting and innovative course is designed for students with a thirst to understand why crime is committed from a psychological perspective. The psychology modules will focus your attention on the biological, the psychological and the social explanations for crime and deviance while drawing upon traditional and new theories. Each module builds on the last to guide you to your chosen topic for the dissertation module in the BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology. We have volunteering at the heart of the degree with student volunteering in various agencies and organisations including Circles - which provides support and accountability to high-risk sex offenders to help reduce re-offending and prevent any further victims. We aim to build your confidence using a variety of assessment methods using traditional essays and reports but also using technology to challenge your growth.
· Understanding the Individual (20 credits)
· Introduction to developmental psychology (20 credits)
· An Introduction to Sociological Inquiry (20 credits)
· Foundations of Criminology (20 credits)
· Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
· Work Related Learning (20 credits)
· Introduction to Social and Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)
· Biopsychosocial Explanations of Criminal Behaviour (20 credits)
· Social Research Methods (20 credits)
· Crime Culture and Social Change (20 credits)
· Principles of Punishment and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
· Future Impacts and Decision Making (20 credits)
UCAS Code: C816
Upon completion of this foundation degree you can progress to the BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology (Top-up) or pursue a career in any of the following areas: Probation Services Victim Support The Police Prison services Non-profit-making organisations, including the NHS and charities Mental Health Support Drug and Alcohol Recovery Housing (in outreach support roles), as homelessness officers, and in refugee services.