may, 2024

2024sat18may10:00 am2:00 pmCriminology Introduction (MAY DAY SCHOOL)£32 - Introductory day school into the world of CriminologyColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 day


Course details

Brief Description:

On this day school get a brief introduction into the world of Criminology. This course is designed for beginners and those with some previous experience of the subject.
You will discover what Criminology is and what it means in 2024.

Crime is a major issue in society, it makes some people afraid, for others it is a way of life but for the majority of the public there is an interest which has given birth to a whole industry in fiction and non-fiction storytelling via films, books and magazines. Crime ranges from the non-violent and trivial to serious and violent (including murder).

This course looks at various topics including; the definition of crime, the causes of crime, types of crime, who is a criminal, reporting crime and why it is important, who are the victims of crime, a brief overview of the criminal justice system and why are we so fascinated and appalled by crime.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No previous experience or knowledge is required, but a keen interest in criminology or other social sciences would be an advantage.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Gain a general overview of the crime picture in the UK, and how it is dealt with in terms of the policing and courts system.
  • Contribute in a meaningful way to criminological debates.
  • Understand how media representations of crime can manipulate public opinions and perceptions of crime.
  • Understand the social, political and economic implications of crime.

For the first session you will need to bring….

There is no requirement for a course book as one will be provided, it is also recommended that you bring along a pen and paper for note taking if you wish to do so.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise you on next steps courses.
The Adult Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£32 – Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.


Paul HumphreysI hold a BA (Hons) in International Studies with the OU and an MA (Merit) in International Relations (IR) with Anglia Ruskin University. I am currently a doctoral research student with Brunel University researching the effects of the H.M. Governments PREVENT counter-terrorism strategy on professionals working in public welfare services. I have studied geopolitical events for many years and have always found it a fascinating subject. In terms of IR I am a adherent of the realist school of thought. I think a good understanding of IR has never been so important, because the current global order is in a state of flux and the West is facing the distinct possibility of decline and being eclipsed by a rising East Asia led by China.

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