You'll be joining a course with great employability! 100% of our BA (Hons) Youth Justice and BA (Hons) Youth Studies graduates are in employment or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17)
Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice through placements, visits and guest speakers.
Our Youth Justice degree is multidisciplinary, involving the study of social policy, sociological, psychological and criminological perspectives. You'll explore why young people offend, and the impact their families and communities have upon their personal development and criminal behaviour. Throughout the course you'll consider comparative international practices of managing offending behaviours, and initiatives for reducing offending.
Why choose this course?
While this course does explore a number of criminological perspectives, it is mapped against the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards for Youth Justice. This makes the course ideal for those interested in the study of Criminology but who are keen to work within the Youth Justice sector.
You'll be taught by a teaching team who are highly accomplished and experienced in the Youth Justice sector. Their expertise in the subject informs the course and ensures you have an up-to-date and relevant learning experience.
Experienced Youth Justice Practitioners are involved in various teaching sessions to share their specialist knowledge and experiences of working with young people.
This course could open up a range of rewarding careers in secure estates, prisons, youth offending teams and the probation service.