Canterbury Christ Church University

Applied Criminology (Interpersonal Violence)

Explore crime, criminal justice and its relationship with society, alongside specialised study of interpersonal violence.

This degree prepares you for a range of exciting career paths focusing on criminal justice and the treatment of victims and offenders. You will explore the true nature, extent and causes of crime, along with the methods used to manage crime and criminal behaviour. You will also adopt a critical approach to the study of interpersonal violence, exploring police effectiveness in the investigation of sexual and domestic abuse and terrorism. You will have the opportunity to explore what the research evidence tells us about the practice, and relate it to ongoing debates about effectiveness, objectivity, bias, decision making, ethics and evidence-based policing.

The varied expertise of the teaching staff and our guest lecturers will allow you to explore these themes from a range of perspectives. You will also be supported by a range of criminal justice professionals and agencies, who teach on the course and provide volunteering and networking opportunities to help prepare you for your career.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

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Career Prospects

You will have the potential to enter a range of careers in crime, criminal justice and related fields on completion of this course, as the design of the Applied Criminology with Criminal Investigation course at Christ Church gives you the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that are core to criminal justice careers and transferable to other related careers. Graduates of the course typically secure posts within the police, the prison service, the probation service, youth work, private companies working in security, and third sector organisations working in crime control and victim support.

Further opportunities exist as investigators for: National Crime Agency, the Military, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Criminal Cases Review Commission, Security Services, HM Courts and Tribunals Service, and so on. Postgraduate study is also an option for Applied Criminology with Criminal Investigation graduates and you will be encouraged to make the most of the volunteering and networking opportunities available throughout your degree course in addition to your studies in order to enhance your employability.

Course Details

You'll gain a strong grounding in core criminological themes, concepts, debates and perspectives through a range of modules covering topics such as crime and social control, psychology and crime, sexual and domestic abuse, transnational crime, punishments and societies, and offences and justice. You'll learn how to apply theories to a range of crime problems and understand how they relate to real life problems or scenarios. 

You'll develop study and employability skills right through the course to ensure you reach your full academic and career potential and where possible, you'll have opportunities to participate in trips or visits to gain insight into the workings of the justice system. 

Year 1

Crime: Representations and Realities
Crimes, Punishments and Societies
Crime: Narratives and Explanations
Introducing Crime, Offences & Justice
Introducing Psychology and Crime
Transnational Crime and Global Markets

Year 2

Crime and Social Control
Crime, Power and the State
Evidence Relating to Criminal Investigation
Introduction to Terrorism and Political Violence
Psychology and the Criminal Justice System
Sexual and Domestic Abuse

Year 3

Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Victimology
Applied Criminology: Individual Study
Investigating Sexual and Domestic Abuse
Policing Terrorism and Political Violence in the United Kingdom

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