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Exam Board: WJEC
Criminology is the scientific study of criminal behaviour, on individual, social and natural levels, and how it can be managed, controlled and prevented. In particular, the course explores what crime is, how it is socially constructed, who commits crimes and the criminal justice process, once a crime has been committed. This course will enable you to develop your critical analysis and judgement. It will enable you to articulate arguments effectively in class discussions and written assessments.
Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime
Unit 2: Criminological Theories
Unit 3. Crime Scene to Courtroom
Unit 4. Crime and Punishment
Unit 1 and Unit 2 are taught and assessed in Year 1. Unit 3 and 4 are taught and assessed in year 2.
This is an Extended Certificate equivalent to one A level. The course is assessed using a combination of internal and external assessment.
Year 1: 50% exam 50% controlled assessment.
Year 2: 50% exam 50% controlled assessment.
Henderson C., WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma Criminology, Illuminate Publishing (2018)-ISBN-13: 978-1911208433
Henderson C., WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate and Diploma Criminology: Study and Revision Guide, Illuminate Publishing (2019) - ISBN-13: 978-1911208969
R. Webb, A. Townend, Criminology Book One for the WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma, Napier Press (2019) - ISBN-13: 978-0993423598
Support is offered to the students during lunch and after school sessions.