Hear from a tutor and student about studying Criminology at Liverpool Hope. Criminology is a way of studying how crime is socially defined, why some people commit crime, what is the impact of those crimes and what happens to offenders if they are caught. It is also a study of the various processes of law enforcement and criminal justice; in particular, it examines the police and policing, the courts and sentencing and the various forms of punishment.
Criminology enables you to focus on questions such as 'is criminal behaviour learned or inherited?' and 'why are some actions defined as criminal and not others?'; 'what is the purpose of punishment and to what extent does it deter criminal behaviour?'
Criminology considers these and other issues by examining the relationship between theory, practice and policy; it explores the crimes of the powerful as well as the powerless and does so within a framework of human rights.
Why choose this subject? The taught programme provides a strong academic focus on philosophical and theoretical approaches to understanding crime and criminal justice.
94% of students were satisfied with their personal development and 88% were satisfied overall with Criminology and Social Policy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
Opportunities are provided for putting theory into practice through work-based learning and applied social research projects available at Level 3.
Course staff have a long-established reputation as writers of major texts in the field (including most recently, Crime and Criminal Justice, Routledge 2011).
Practitioners in the main areas of criminal justice, including police officers, prison service staff and judges, contribute to the taught course.
The dissertation provides an opportunity for undertaking an independent piece of research under the supervision of a research active tutor.
Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit's research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014) Subject Guide
You can read more about studying Criminology at Liverpool Hope in our subject guides. Criminology Subject Guide 2016
Criminology Subject Guide 2017 The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Criminology This degree is available as a full time course for all