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Keele University BA (Hons) Criminology
Keele University

BA (Hons) Criminology

Keele, United Kingdom

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Keele was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. Our research-led programme combines theoretical understanding of crime with practical application of this knowledge. From policing, prisons and rehabilitation, you will explore various areas of the criminal justice system and delve into the contemporary issues and challenges around why people commit crime and how we respond to it. Your knowledge and critical skills will help to prepare you for a career in policing, criminal justice or other related fields.

Criminology covers what crime is and how it is defined by the law and public opinion. As a Criminology student at Keele, you will build your awareness of a range of different perspectives and explore why it is important to think about crime, its impacts and how it could be prevented in future.

You will research the theoretical explanations to understand the motivations for criminal behaviour and the subsequent investigation process. You will consider the many factors that may influence a person to commit crime such as socio demographic issues, peer groups and culture. You will evaluate how these influencing factors may differ internationally, for example, what is perceived to be a crime and the way it is controlled and dealt with by authorities across the globe.

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