Criminology Diploma Level 3

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criminology level 3 course

Criminology is the study of crime how to prevent it, as well as exploring the criminals and their treatment. Criminology students will develop new theories for dealing with crime and its reasons. They also learn about the criminal justice system and its inner workings. NCFE Course

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About this Course

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

This course on Criminology is designed to inform the learner on the UK Criminal Justice and how it works in practice.


This Criminology course covers topics including Children and Criminology, Young Offenders and the Criminal Justice System, the Anglo American Model and Labelling Theory and Critical Criminology. As a whole the Criminology course covers law, psychology and sociology helping you to have a better understanding of Criminology and aid you in making fully informed conclusions based of the information given.

Career options include:

• Drug enforcement agent

• Litigation manager

• Probation officer

• Victim services specialist

• CIA agent

• Criminologist


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:

Chapter 1: Social Order Maintenance in Celtic & Roman Britain

Chapter 2: Inequality before the Law

Chapter 3: Criminalisation, Victims and the Role of the State

Chapter 4: Classicism and Positivism

Chapter 5: The Anglo American Model and the Chicago School of Criminology

Chapter 6: Anomie, Social Control & Deviant Subculture Theories

Chapter 7: Administrative Criminology

Chapter 8: Labelling Theory and Critical Criminology

Chapter 9: Right Realism

Chapter 10: Left Idealism and Left Realism

Chapter 11: Feminist Criminology

Chapter 12: Ethnicity and Crime

Chapter 13: Mentally Disordered Offenders and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 14: Young Offenders and the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 15: Children and Criminology

Chapter 16: Agencies of Social Control

Chapter 17: The National Probation Service

Chapter 18: Incarceration and Punishment

Chapter 19: White Collar Crime

Chapter 20: Violent Crime


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.

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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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