This course is for students interested in the study of crime and the impact that such studies have on society.

From learning theories of criminality to analysing criminal situations and making recommendations for policy through to examining information to review verdicts in criminal cases.

Throughout the course students will learn to differentiate between myth and reality when it comes to crime and to recognise that common representations may be misleading and inaccurate. They develop skills in reviewing criminal cases, evaluating the evidence in the cases to determine whether the verdict is safe and just and understanding of the organisations which are part of our system of social control and their effectiveness in achieving their objectives.

The main purpose of the WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in criminology is mainly to use the qualification to support access to higher education degree courses, such as:

• BSc Criminology
• BA Criminology
• BA Criminology and Criminal Justice
• BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
• LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
• BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
• BA (Hons) Criminology
• BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
• BSc Criminology with Law.