Criminology is the scientific study of crime. It includes broad elements like nature, causes, consequences, responses by law enforcement and the methods of prevention. It is applicable to both individuals and groups. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes concepts and perspectives from sociology, psychology and statistics.
Even after more than two-and-half centuries since its inception, criminological theories haven’t lost its relevance even today. There were originally three major criminological schools: Classical, Positive and Chicago. These schools of thought were supplanted by various modern perspectives like cultural criminology, critical criminology, postmodern criminology, feminist criminology, etc.
However, definitions of crime vary from one society to another but all societies strive to protect people from harm and punish serious criminal behavior. This course covers the important aspects of criminology like what constitutes a crime, how it is measured and what are the different types of criminal activities.
What you will learn
1: Defining and Measuring Crime
2: Understanding Crime
3: How crime is measured
5: Getting violent – Crimes of Force
6: Property Crime
7: White Collar Crimes
8: Organized Crime and Gangs
9: The Narcotic Trade
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After completing the course, you will receive a diploma certificate and an academic transcript from Elearn college.
Each unit concludes with a multiple-choice examination. This exercise will help you recall the major aspects covered in the unit and help you ensure that you have not missed anything important in the unit. The results are readily available, which will help you see your mistakes and look at the topic once again. If the result is satisfactory, it is a green light for you to proceed to the next chapter.
Elearn College is a registered Ed-tech company under the UK Register of Learning( Ref No:10062668). After completing a course, you will be able to download the certificate and the transcript of the course from the website. For the learners who require a hard copy of the certificate and transcript, we will post it for them for an additional charge.
Interesting introduction to Criminology. Some recent information is a little out of date, for example very recent amendments relating to EU exit, but on the whole, highly relevant and useful information.