11 February, 2013
Certificate in Criminology
This programme is designed for anyone interested in building knowledge of criminology, crime, terrorism - its causes and prevention. The course examines in detail the range of criminal activity together with detection and prevention methods in common use.
Criminology is defined as the 'scientific study of crime'. It is an inter-disciplinary subject that covers sociology, psychology and law, to focus on issues such as the causes of crime, the justice system, violence, youth crime and community or societal reactions to crime.
Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24x7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
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Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1: Introduction to Criminology
Unit 2: Criminal Statistics
- Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Unit 3: The Irish Justice System
- Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics.
Unit 4: Understanding Drugs
- Gain an understanding of the Irish Justice system and have reference to key legal terms.
Unit 5: Understanding Violence
- Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevalence, production and marketing and common street names.
Unit 6: Understanding Property Crime
- Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.
Unit 7: Understanding Crime and the Community
- Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur.
Unit 8: Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
- Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention.
Unit 9: Understanding High Tech Crime
- Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime.
Unit 10: Understanding Crime Prevention
- Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities.
Unit 11: Understanding Youth Crime
- 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 to lead crime.
Unit 12: Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
- Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.
Unit 13: Introduction to Forensic Psychology
- Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it affects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Unit 14: Introduction to Criminal Profiling
- 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 15: The Theories of Terrorism
- Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.
- Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
- Anyone interested in criminology and learning more about crime, its causes and prevention.
- Members of the Gardai Siochana or support services.
- People who work in the security and crime prevention industry.
- Those involved in working with young people in supporting youth crime prevention.
- This course is assessed through a series of tutor
marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.
- At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
- A NCFE Level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
- Click here for Accreditation Details
- Please note that there is a EUR60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.