Criminology Diploma (OCN)
This programme is designed for anyone interested in criminology and learning more about crime, its causes and prevention.
The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to the criminology and examines in detail a range of criminal activity together with detection and prevention methods in common use.
This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve knowledge of crime, its impact on society, and the ways in which justice is administered
The course leads to the award of the Diploma in Criminology from OCN [Level 3], a leading UK awarding body recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.
Assessment takes the form of a series of written assignments, which are submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 80 hours of study to complete.
• Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
• Self-assessment activities
• Tutor support
• Assignment marking & feedback
The cost of the course is £229.13 inclusive of learning materials, tutor support, assignment marking, and accreditation.
Unit 1: Introduction to Criminology
Define what Criminology is and have an understanding of the theories used.
Unit 2: Criminal Statistics
Study the trends of modern day criminal statistics
Unit 3: The UK Justice System
Gain an understanding of the UK Justice system and have reference to key legal terms
Unit 4: Understanding Drugs
Describe a large range of drugs, what effects they have, their methods of use, their prevalence, production and marketing and common street names.
Unit 5: Understanding Violence
Describe different forms of violence and reasons for it.
Unit 6: Understanding Property Crime
Describe different forms of property crime and understand when and where they occur
Unit 7: Understanding Crime and the Community
Understanding the role of the community in crime prevention
Unit 8: Understanding Trans-national and Organised Crime
Describe various forms of organised and trans-national crime
Unit 9: Understanding High Tech Crime
Understand the use of computers and internet technology in support of criminal activities
Unit 10: Understanding Crime Prevention
Describe how to focus on the causes of crime and use problem solving tools in order to significantly reduce or eliminate the factors that can to lead crime
Unit 11: Understanding Youth Crime
Understand why youths turn to crime and why everyone has a role in supporting youth and preventing youth crime.
Unit 12: Understanding Anti-Social Behaviour
Describe different forms of anti-social behaviour, who it affects, its long terms effects and approaches to tackling it.
Unit 13: Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Describe what Forensic Psychology is, how it works; from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding and explaining results, to the actual application of psychological techniques.
Unit 14: Introduction to Criminal Profiling
Understand what is meant by Criminal profiling, and how the use of scientific methods, logical reasoning, sources of information on people, criminology, victimology, and experience or skill is employed to interpret the events that surround the commission of a crime
Unit 15: The Theories of Terrorism
Understanding what terrorism is and why it is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious ends.