Taught course

Criminal Justice

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An honours degree at level 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applications are welcome from individuals with non-standard qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Taught by those with academic and professional experience in the subject, this course will develop the student’s ability to understand the criminal justice system, at both theoretical and operational levels, from UK and international perspectives. The core module applies social science to explain why crime concentrates in specific places at particular times. Then by analysing social, economic and political influences (including youth, race, gender and media), it explores how different societies attempt to control crime and offenders. This leads the student into examining the constituent parts of the CJS process, exploring the challenges surrounding risk assessment, diversion, sentencing, policing and prisons.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions Coordinator
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1772 892400