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Introduction to Criminology

Key Facts

Level: Beginner

Tutor: TBC

Course dates: TBC

Length of course: 10 Weeks

Study mode: Evenings

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS

Course content

This is an exciting interest only course that delves into the criminal mind. Why do people turn to crime? What motivates a person to commit murder? These are just some of the topics that are covered over a 10 week course that is structured to cover the main principles of criminology. This programme is created and delivered by.

This course is classed as interest only (with certificate of attendance) through our community learning fund, meaning no formal assessment is required for those who wish to study with us. The purpose of this short course is to offer an insight into the criminal mind, whilst building a foundation of learning which can lead onto other programmes at Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College.

  • Analysis of crime and media representation
  • Theories of crime
  • Serial killers – cannibals, predators and the cases that haunt us
  • Sex offenders – typology and gender variants
  • Offender profiling
  • Investigation and forensics
  • Criminal justice
  • Punishments throughout history
  • Miscarriages of justice

Course Costs

Tuition fee: £115 (this includes a charge for materials of £5.00

N.B. These costs may be subject to change


Further learning opportunities exist on our Access to Higher Education pathway in Social Sciences – Criminology.