september, 2024

2024sat14sep10:00 am12:00 pmCriminology Taster (SEPTEMBER DAY SCHOOL)£17 - Taster session into the world of CriminologyColeridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 2 hours


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

2 hours


Course details

Brief Description:

On this two hour course 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 today.

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 will give you a brief snippet from various topics including; the definition of crime, the causes of crime, types of crime, who is a criminal, the media reporting of crime, reporting crime to the police 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 gained a general overview of the crime picture in the UK, and been exposed to topics that will be covered on the longer courses available throughout the year.

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?

Join the longer courses on either Saturday 19th October (5 hours) or the 8 week evening course starting on Thursday 25th September.

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.


£17 – Please call the office on 01223 712340 to pay with your card.


Paul HumphreysPaul Humphreys. I hold a BA 2:1 (Hons) in International Studies with the OU and an MA (Merit) in International Relations (IR) with Anglia Ruskin University. I also hold a post graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrew’s University. I am also studying criminology more generally especially into what motivates people to commit crime, and the role the media play in the public’s perception of crime. My academic. interest in crime comes from the link it has to terrorism and the more I’ve studied it the more multi-faceted and complex issue it becomes.

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