Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
Criminology is a inter-disciplinary subject, drawing on a range of social scientific tools and methods which help to improve our understanding of the nature of crime, the workings of the criminal justice system and the society around you. It provides skills that are suited to a career inside or outside the community justice sector.
At Plymouth the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies course covers many of the same topics as those which we are developing for community justice professionals, particularly those working in such areas as probation, policing, youth justice, community safety and victim services. This means that students have an opportunity to sample elements of vocationally-oriented criminal justice education which will assist in a future career.
Plymouth University is also one of the few universities which are awaiting approved provider status for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. Although this award is recognised by all police forces in England and Wales, the achievement does not in itself provide any guarantee of recruitment as a trainee Police Constable. To find out more, read the Statement for Certificate in Knowledge of Policing.