London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This programme takes you through the interwoven world of criminological theory and society. The course provides you with a foundation for understanding and engaging in current debates about the problem of crime, criminal justice policy and the place of crime in contemporary society.

Course Modules

Year 1: Deconstructing the crime problem; Criminal justice, politics and policy; Issues in crime; Introduction to criminological theory; Issues in contemporary sociology; Researching social life. Year 2: Social research skills I; Social research skills II; Issues in contemporary policing; Penal theory, policy and practice; Plus two optional modules from: Crime, disorder and community safety; Youth, crime and delinquency; Criminal justice history; Media, politics and crime; Introduction to the workplace. Year 3: Crime, criminology and modernity; Gender, crime and justice; Dissertation – research or work placement (double module); Plus two optional modules from: Drugs and crime; Green criminology; The European Union in the 21st century: security and crime; Genocide in the twentieth century; Work placement.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees