BA (Hons) Criminal Justice

Arden University

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  • Distance Learning
  • Level 4
  • Level 5
  • Level 6
  • Distance Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Nationwide

Many of us experience crime at some point in our lives, and it is often the focus of public debate and news stories. The presence of crime in our daily lives leads to questions such as how should society deal with criminals? What causes criminal behaviour? How can crime be prevented? If you want to explore these questions further, then this distance learning course is for you.

Our Criminal Justice degree allows you to gain a better understanding of the causes, consequences and prevention of crime from social, legal, political and personal perspectives. Through exploring criminal behaviour and how it’s controlled within society, you will gain a sound understanding of the relationship between criminal justice and social justice.

You will learn about a wide range of issues, from anti-social behaviour to hate crime and terrorism, and from street crimes to cybercrime, as well as the factors that are likely to increase or decrease crime rates. You will explore why miscarriages of justice can occur as a result of the complex balance between public safety and individual liberties, and investigate the work of criminal justice services.

Course Information (Modules):

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Crime & Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • English Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Inequalities in the Modern World

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Research and Ethics in Action
  • Contemporary Debates in Criminology
  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights
  • Environmental Criminology
  • Policing and Police Powers
  • Abnormality & The Deviant Other

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Cybercrime
  • Youth Justice
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law of Evidence
  • Research Planning & Project

Entry Requirements 

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

• Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or

• Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

• IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

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