Criminology Advanced Level 4

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criminology advanced diploma

Persistent crime problems, the way they are controlled and how they are dealt with are one of the main features of this course. Criminology is designed to teach us an understanding of controversy surrounding crime, it’s causes and criminal behaviour.    

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Study Time:120 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Paper or Online
Entry Requirements:None Specific

The Criminology Advanced Diploma is designed to aid you in increasing your knowledge of the UK Criminal Justice system.

Course Introduction

You will similarly learn how theoretical and practical thoughts on crime influence the criminal justice system.

Although we do not assume you already have recent experience of criminology, or any other crime based subjects, we aim to introduce you to new views on crime problems and the debates surrounding them. This Criminology course will introduce you to Criminology as a study which evaluates many key debates. In the course you will examine both criminal behaviour and causes of crime. The way we will do this is by examining theoretical debates in which you will also learn and discuss historical and modern notions of dealing with crimes and their criminals. By taking this course you will also achieve a higher understanding of the UK justice system in modern Britain.

At this level we provide you with essential wisdom on the key principles of the study of Criminology. In addition, we provide you with the necessary information for progression into other fields of specialised crime and justice at a similar level.


This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.


A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Module 1: Introduction to Criminology

Module 2: The UK Criminal Justice System

Module 3: Crime Data and Criminal Statistics

Module 4: Theories of Crime 1: Individuals and Crime

Module 5: Police and Policing

Module 6: Crime Prevention

Module 7: Victims and Victimisation

Module 8: The Courts and Sentencing

Module 9: Prisons and Probation

Module 10: Theories of Crime 2: Society and Crime

Module 11: Inequality and Crime

Module 12: Youth Crime

Module 13: Drugs and Crime

Module 14: Corporate Crime

Module 15: Transnational and Organised Crime

Module 16: Environmental Crime

Module 17: Cyber Crime

Module 18: Sexual Offences and Violent Crime

Module 19: Criminal Profiling

Module 20 Crime and the Media


To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Quality Licence Scheme

Quality Licence Scheme Certification

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at the level shown against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group’s knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


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