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COURSE OVERVIEW

This extensive Criminology Home Study course from MyDistance Learning will introduce you to the study of Crime and the accompanying British Legal System. Criminology is the scientific sociological study of crime, criminals and the punishment of criminals.

There are five sections in the course:

§Criminology§U.K. Legal System§Criminal Statistics§Crimes§Criminal Profilers

The course will take you through the key aspects of how the study of Crime – Criminology – came about, focusing on the main theories behind the development of what we understand Crime to be today. Of necessity, Criminology involves the study of many disciplines across a wide range from the behavioural sciences.

We then move on to studying the principal aspects of the Legal System, from the functions of the various courts to the people who have roles and responsibility for working within it including lawyers, judges, juries, witnesses, the Crown Prosecution Service and forensics experts. We also look at the issue of punishment and the range available to the courts.

Crime statistics are important in any study of Criminology as they attempt to provide a statistical measurement of crime, and we will be examining the different ways they can be collated as well as the uses that can be made of them.

Crime itself is the next section where we look at the various types of crime that there are, including:

Crime related to alcohol and drugs, Violent crime, Robbery ,Sexual assault, Property crime, Burglary, Anti-social behaviour, Fraud Investment scheme, fraud Boiler room, crime Insider trading, Terrorism, Organised crime

The Learning outcomes for the Criminology course have been benchmarked at Level 3, using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)

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Learning outcomes:

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY

CRIMINAL STATISTICS

THE UK JUSTINCE SYTSTEM

UNDERSTANDING DRUGS

UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE

UNDERSTANDING PROPERTY CRIME

UNDERSTANDING CRIME AND COMMUNITY

UNDERSTANDING TRASNS-NATIONAL AND ORGANISED CRIME

UNDERSTANDING HIGH TECH CRIME

UNDERSTANDING CRIME PREVENTION

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH CRIME

UNDERSTANDING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSHYCOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL PROFILING

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF TERRORISM

 

Snapshot

The course covers the following syllabus:


Unit 1: Introduction to Criminology

Define what criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.


Unit 2: Criminal Statistics

Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics.


Unit 3: The UK Justice System

Have an understanding of the UK justice system and have reference to key legal terms.


Unit 4: Understanding Drugs

Describe a large rang of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevalence, production, marketing and common street names.


Unit 5: Understanding Violence

Describe different forms of violence and understand the possible reasons for it.


Unit 6: Understanding Property Crime

Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur.


Unit 7: Understanding Crime and the Community

Understand the role of the community in crime prevention.


Unit 8: Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime

Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime.


Unit 9: Understanding High Tech Crime

Understand the use of computers and Internet technology in support of criminal activities.


Unit 10: Understanding Crime Prevention

Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can lead to crime.


Unit 11: Understanding Youth Crime

Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.


Unit 12: Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour

Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it affects, its long term effects and approaches to tackling it.


Unit 13: Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Describe what forensic psychology is, how it works: from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.


Unit 14: Introduction to Criminal Profiling

Understand what is meant by Criminal Profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.


Unit 15: Introduction to the Theory of Terrorism

Understand what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.


Support

As a My Distance Learning College home learning student you will have access to your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. This will last for a full year from the day you receive the course.

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive a Level 3 Certificate in Criminology from NCFE, who are one of the U.K.'s largest accreditation awarding bodies. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.

 

All of our courses are accredited by NCFE and satisfy the requirements of the appropriate level of the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). They recognise that the student has gained a good knowledge and understanding of a particular subject area, which is appropriate for many job roles. Many of them also result in qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), which carry credits that can be accumulated towards higher level qualifications.

 

NCFE are regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

 

Before enrolling on a course, students should make sure that they are following a course of study that results in formal recognition of their knowledge and skills by a reputable awarding body such as NCFE.

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What’s actually in the course?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration, plus research to carry out. This will also help you to keep track of how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples in the course materials, but personal research is expected at this level, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited by NCFE through our IIQ licence. Students will complete all the set assignments using the information the course material provides combined with personal research. To help you get to this stage, there are also a number of self-assessment exercises for each section.

Although the course is comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

What will I get from the course materials?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

What level is the course at?

The Learning outcomes for the Criminology Course have been benchmarked at Level 3, using Ofqual’sQualification and Credit Framework (QCF). Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on any necessary improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on reworking.

Certificates will be issued by NCFE on successful completion of all the assignments.

How do I send in my work?

You submit your assignments one at a time for marking through our iLearn it Easy online portal. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review or rework the one you submitted.

What happens if I fail an assignment?

Don't worry, your tutor give you some pointers as to where you could improve, and will ask you to resubmit your assignment once you have reworked it.

We will send you ALL the course materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

The course should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if you require more time. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, the course can be completed in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?

There are generally no word counts given for the tutor marked assignments, but it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with the course. Many students start slowly at first, particularly if it's some time since they carried out any study, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Will the course help me get a job?

NCFE, the awarding body, is a highly respected organisation that imposes strict standards on its centres. Employers or further education providers should accept an NCFE certificate.

What if I don’t like the course? Can I send it back?

Yes, if you are not happy with the course and feel it is not for you, you can return it within 7 days in accordance with the terms and conditions on our web site: www.mydistance-learning-college.com.

Do I need a computer to take the course?

Yes, you will need access to email and the Internet to submit assignments and do research. You will also need to word process your assignments. If you do not have Microsoft Office (or a similar package), we recommend that students download Open Office, which is free to download and use.

Is the course paper-based or online?

The course is paper-based and comes in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your course immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your course materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

No Final Exam!

If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!

The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight.

What is criminology?

Criminology is involvement in working with those who are serving prison sentences, involvement in working in law, working in a more scientific field and working in rehabilitation when prisoners are on release from their sentences.

Why did you decide to work in criminology?

I had always been interested in criminology from studying this at A-level. When I went on to study at university I knew I wanted to work within criminology but was not sure which field. I completed a project at university where I looked at what happened to prisoners on their release, I wanted to help these on release as there was still high statistics in re-offending. I knew then this was the field for me which I when I decided I wanted to become a Probation Officer.

What does a probation officer do on a day to day basis?

Probation officers work daily with those who are inside prison serving a sentence, they work with newly re-leased offenders to ensure they are settled with going back into the community giving them help over the first 6 months of release, e.g. gaining employment, living accommodation etc. They also work with the offenders to ensure they know how their crimes have affected the community and public.

What are the entry requirements to work as a probation officer?

Usually to work as a probation officer you would need to be employed to undertake Probation Officer training – you would usually have training under an Honours Degree in Community Justice and the Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice or the Graduate Diploma in Community Justice and Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.

What can I expect to earn as a Probation Officer?

Probation services officers earn between £21,000 - £27,000 a year

Qualified probation officers can earn between £28,000 - £35,000 a year

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This extensive Criminology Home Study course from MyDistance Learning will introduce you to the study of Crime and the accompanying British Legal System. Criminology is the scientific sociological study of crime, criminals and the punishment of criminals.

There are five sections in the course:

§Criminology§U.K. Legal System§Criminal Statistics§Crimes§Criminal Profilers

The course will take you through the key aspects of how the study of Crime – Criminology – came about, focusing on the main theories behind the development of what we understand Crime to be today. Of necessity, Criminology involves the study of many disciplines across a wide range from the behavioural sciences.

We then move on to studying the principal aspects of the Legal System, from the functions of the various courts to the people who have roles and responsibility for working within it including lawyers, judges, juries, witnesses, the Crown Prosecution Service and forensics experts. We also look at the issue of punishment and the range available to the courts.

Crime statistics are important in any study of Criminology as they attempt to provide a statistical measurement of crime, and we will be examining the different ways they can be collated as well as the uses that can be made of them.

Crime itself is the next section where we look at the various types of crime that there are, including:

Crime related to alcohol and drugs, Violent crime, Robbery ,Sexual assault, Property crime, Burglary, Anti-social behaviour, Fraud Investment scheme, fraud Boiler room, crime Insider trading, Terrorism, Organised crime

The Learning outcomes for the Criminology course have been benchmarked at Level 3, using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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