The University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice with Foundation degree investigates the approaches applied to crime, deviance and victimisation. Our industry experienced academic staff will support you to develop core skills in working with offenders, crime intelligence, investigation and interviewing, crime scene management, preparing for court and presenting a case profile.
Crime is evolving. New technologies and more complex societal pressures are leading to new criminal activities. Our BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice with Foundation degree is designed to educate future criminal justice professionals. We offer you the deep understanding of the causes of crime, criminal behaviour and how to combat crime that are needed for a career safeguarding the public, supporting victims, protecting the vulnerable, and helping to rehabilitate offenders.
The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of criminal justice and social science alongside professional and academic skills development. It is designed to prepare you for degree level study.
Throughout the course, we’ll guide you as you investigate the individual, social, legal and political forces that shape both crime and how it is controlled, as well as the interrelationships between research, theory, policy and practice in criminal justice. Areas such as criminal investigation, multi-agency working, ethics and diversity, the penal system, mental health, human rights, social justice, restorative justice, community safety, poverty, and safeguarding people at risk will be addressed, along with specific crimes such as human trafficking, modern slavery, gender and domestic violence, hate crime and terrorism, youth crime, illegal drug use and anti-social behaviour.
Our academic staff come from a diverse range of professional criminal justice backgrounds. They will encourage and support you to develop the practical skills, academic knowledge, and personal qualities (such as grit and resilience) needed to succeed in this dynamic sector.
About this institute
We are a modern and dynamic university with an academic heritage dating back nearly 200 years and a long and proud history of delivering top-class, industry-relevant courses. Our Teaching Intensive, Research Informed approach means we offer distinctive, high-quality, student-focused programmes inspired by the world-leading...
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