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You’ll explore how crime and justice are defined, controlled, theorised and studied. Your knowledge of how to evaluate evidence and analyse information about crime and justice will be developed, ensuring you have the skills to confidently and expertly examine crime, victimisation, and criminal justice at national, international and global levels.

Key features of the course

– Explore controversial issues of crime, harm and criminal justice
– Evaluate claims made about crime, criminals, victims and criminal justice
– Learn to critically evaluate evidence to better understand criminological problems
– Examine the development of criminological knowledge about crime and justice
Skills for career development

The Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology from The Open University will enable you to formulate and examine criminological questions, summarise and explain information and research findings and to assess the methods used to address topical questions on crime and justice. You will learn how to apply basic research tools, access data on crime, victimisation and justice. Overall, the qualification will aim to equip you with the skills to discuss criminological topics with an appreciation of theory and evidence and to comment on the value of criminological work on understanding crime, victimisation, and responses to crime.

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