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Criminology Diploma OCN Level 3 [SH] 224.25

Criminology Diploma OCN Level 3

Student Profile
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

This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. No attendance at an exams centre is required.

This course is validated by OCNNWR and provides 9 credits. These can be accumulated with other course or unit credits over a period of time which can lead to an accredited qualification.

The course is provided by Study House which is a recognised centre for courses validated by OCNNWR.

OCNNWR provides validated courses through its provider organisations which must meet robust quality assurance standards. It is a licenced member of NOCN which is an approved awarding body licenced by QCA to offer accredited qualifications.

Study Method
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. 

Course Duration
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.

Pack/Course Contents
 Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
 Self-assessment activities
 Tutor support
 Assignment marking & feedback

The cost of the course is 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.

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