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Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology

The purpose of the Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology is to provide learners with an introduction to criminal justice and to give a context for humanities learning. Together with other relevant qualifications, such as Psychology and Sociology, it develops the understanding to support entry to higher education courses in the humanities sector.

Some of the topics include:

  • The changing awareness of crime including different types of crime and criminal campaigns.
  • An analysis of criminological theories of crime including causes of different types of crime and an understanding of policy change.
  • An understanding of the process of crime scene to courtroom including the process of prosecuting suspects and reviewing evidence for miscarriages of justice.
  • Evaluation of theories of crime and punishment including the role of punishment and social control.

There are four assessed units.

  • Units 1 & 3 are assessed internally via controlled assignments.
  • Units 2 and 4 are externally assessed exams each being 90 minutes long and are available in June of each year.