Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. It is an exciting interdisciplinary subject that combines aspects of law, # psychology, sociology and biology.

Curriculum Outline: Key Stage 5

Criminology considers theories explaining why people commit crime and the types of offences carried out by individuals and groups. It also examines how our perceptions around crime and deviance develop and change over time, as well as how we become aware of new forms of crime.

The course also explores the functioning of the Criminal Justice System by investigating each of its individual components in detail, including the police, courts, prison, and the probation service. It offers a fascinating insight into the world of crime, the causes of crime, and how to effectively prevent it in an attempt to achieve social cohesion and control.

Studying criminology is purposeful to anyone seeking careers in the criminal justice sector, social work, probation services, as well as careers in Psychology.

Department Staff
Staff Role
Mrs A Harrison Head of Department
Mrs S Latham Teacher of Criminology
Miss A Blott Teacher of Criminology