Canterbury Christ Church University - Applied Criminology with Forensic Investigation

Canterbury Christ Church University

Applied Criminology with Forensic Investigation

Take a step towards a career that really makes a difference to people in a society where crime is a part of everyday life.

Criminologists study crime and criminal behaviour and forensic investigators are key players in investigating and solving crime. They often provide the evidence that ensures that offenders are brought to justice.

Studying these two subjects together gives you the opportunity to access a wide range of exciting, challenging and remarkable careers in the criminal justice sector.

This degree allows you to explore the true nature, extent and causes of a range of crime types and the methods used to manage crime and criminal behaviour. You will do this by exploring key criminological and forensic theories and applying them to specific types of crime (e.g. violence, hate crime, terrorism, drug crime and sexual crime). The varied expertise of the teaching staff and our guest lecturers will allow you to explore these themes from a range of perspectives.

Entry Requirements

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

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Career Prospects

Through the study of this course you will have the opportunity to gain the core knowledge and skills required for many 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, forensic organisations, medical laboratories and third sector organisations working in crime control and victim support. 

Further postgraduate study is also an option 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 by studying a range of modules. These could include topics such as crime and social control, psychology and criminal justice, sexual and domestic abuse, victimology and cybercrime. You'll learn how to apply theories to a range of crime problems and understand how they relate to real life problems or scenarios.

Year 1

Crime: Representations & Realties
Crime: Punishments & Societies
Introducing Forensic Investigation
Introducing Crime Scene Investigation
Crime: Narratives & Explanations
Introducing Psychology & Crime

Year 2

Crime and Social Control
Volume & Serious Crime Scene Investigation
Crime, Power & the State
Accident, Disaster & Terror Scene Investigation
Criminology for a Just Society
Cybercrime and Digital Policing
Marks, Impressions & Pattern Evidence
Mental Health & Violence
News, Media, Crime & Justice
Research Methods for Criminology
Sexual & Domestic Violence
Crime & Social Harm
Psychology & the Criminal Justice System
Reconstructing Crime
Researching Forensic Investigation
Youth, Crime & Justice

Year 3

Expert & Professional Witnesses
Contemporary Issues in Criminology
Fire & Explosion Scene Investigation
Applied Criminology Individual Study
Forensic Investigation Individual Study
Crime, Deviance & Popular Culture
Major & Critical Incident Scene Investigation
Police, Cultures & Societies
Psychology of Serious & Prolific Offending
Punishment and the Prison: Reimagining Incarceration
Criminal Justice in Practice
Cybercrime: Ethical, Professional & Legal Issues
Gangs & Serious Youth Offending
Investigating Sexual & Domestic Abuse
Mental Health & the Criminal Justice System
Strategic Applications to Major Crime

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