Criminology

Exploring the changing nature of crime

There's more to crime than just "guilty or innocent". What are the social and psychological factors behind it? Who decides what we outlaw? How do we offer help, and change behaviour? Our criminology courses will allow you to develop the personal and professional skills required for careers addressing crime and society.
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Criminology is a vibrant, research led group committed to developing your knowledge of the subject through its focus on the social contexts of crime and the criminal justice system, as well as offering a range of opportunities to take the understanding and skills you’ve learnt and apply them in the real world.

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Want to dig deep into a subject, or explore how it relates to other disciplines? Our courses will help you examine this exciting field from a variety of angles, and develop skills for many impactful careers.

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Your Student experience

Leave your assumptions at the door. You'll be inspired to approach this compelling subject with an open mind. And it'll take you places you never expected. From practical work with our Cold Case Unit, to overseas study and placements, you'll emerge with a broader, more nuanced view of human behaviour.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A CRIMINOLOGY DEGREE?

Criminology degrees at Leeds Beckett allows you to study a vastly political and culturally relevant topic that concerns and affects everyone.  You’ll be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime, its impact on society, explore the theories at the core of criminology and gain a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime.
Criminology degrees at Leeds Beckett allows you to study a vastly political and culturally relevant topic that concerns and affects everyone.  You’ll be introduced to a range of perspectives on crime, its impact on society, explore the theories at the core of criminology and gain a deeper understanding of our current responses to crime.
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Your teaching experience

Our experienced and diverse teaching staff will give you the chance to re-examine how you think about crime. We've got diverse interests and backgrounds, from poverty and crime, to policing, philosophy, prisons, sex work, and human trafficking. But all of us are dedicated to working with others to affect meaningful change.

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