Criminology

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Course Details

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 24×7 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.

Who should complete this course?
  • 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.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None.
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Topics covered in this Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Criminology

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

Unit 2: Criminal Statistics

  • Study the trends in modern day criminal statistics.

Unit 3: The Irish Justice System

  • Gain an understanding of the Irish Justice system and have reference to key legal terms.

Unit 4: Understanding Drugs

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

Unit 5: Understanding Violence

  • Describe different forms of violence and 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

  • Understanding 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 to lead 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 terms 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, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime.

Unit 15: The Theories of Terrorism

  • Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.
Assessment
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
Accreditation
  • At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a certificate of achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.  The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
  • An ABC Awards Level 4 is roughly equivalent to a Level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications but is not an award on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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