Youth crime is a fascinating area of criminology and our degree, taught in one of the oldest university criminology departments in the UK, builds specialist expertise through both theory and practice in youth justice settings.
**Why study BA Criminology (Youth Justice) at Middlesex University?**
This course provides a thorough grounding in criminology with a special focus on youth crime and youth justice and is ideal for those who are thinking of working with children and young people in trouble. You will cover the core domains of criminology, including different types of crime, theories of crime and the main criminal justice institutions and this course seeks to equip you with the skills and methods you will need to analyse these issues. You will study at the centre of leading criminology research, ensuring you graduate with knowledge of the latest policy and practice developments in criminal and youth justice.
There is a strong applied focus to the degree, a concern with the real world problems and with policy and practice. Our criminology department continually produces internationally respected research to investigate models of crime, including youth crime. Alongside a solid grounding in the fundamentals of criminology, you will explore issues of youth crime and youth justice from historical, theoretical, policy and practice perspectives and critically examine the role of 'young offender'. The course combines theory with the study of real-life case studies from within criminal justice settings. We also support you to undertake a placement in the youth justice system where you will gain vital practical and professional experience.
Our links with the Metropolitan and Hertfordshire police enable us to 'fast track' applications into the Special Constabulary: currently the only entry point into the police service
You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
Our excellent links with employers in the criminal justice system have led to prestigious placement opportunities, to build vital professional experience within the youth and criminal justice settings
You will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to criminal justice settings, including prisons and court visits
Our academics provide a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve the best possible academic results
Our close links with key criminal justice agencies such as the police and young offending teams means you take part in real life projects from within the system, which can support and inform your thinking
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Year 1: Crime and Control in Social Context (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Explaining Crime (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Skills and Methods in Criminology and Sociology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 2: Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Criminology in Late Modernity (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Institutions of Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Youth Crime and Youth Justice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 3: Children as Victims and Offenders (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Dissertation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice (30 Credits) - Optional
Environmental Justice and Green Criminology (30 Credits) - Optional
Gangs and Group Offending (30 Credits) - Optional
Justice, Punishment and Human Rights (30 Credits) - Optional
Violent Crime (30 Credits) - Optional
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£9,250||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£11,500||Overseas Fees|
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