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Bachelor of Arts Course in Criminology

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We are one of very few departments in the country that is exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology. As such, you will benefit from a pure, focused and definitive education in the study of crime. Proof of our staff?s influence can be seen in those who rely on our work. We are a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues, and our department is regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development. Due to our dedicated emphasis on criminology we have a wide array of research interests, projects and networks. These include the Probation Cultures Project, Extremes of Human Cruelty, Forensic Science, Gender, Retail Crime, Domestic Violence, Prison Architecture and the Leicester Hate Crime Project, Britain?s biggest ever study of hate crime victimisation. Our research expertise feeds directly into our teaching programme, providing innovative and exciting content, as well as keeping you abreast of current debates on crime and criminal justice. As a student in our department, you will be encouraged to air your own ideas and contribute to debates that are constantly being renewed and revived as our society changes. Why choose Criminology at Leicester? For the undergraduate (BA) degree in Criminology Places: 105 Applications: 470 Employability: 96% League tables: 3rd (Guardian), 8th Times/Sunday Times NSS: 88% overall satisfaction Detailed entry requirements Leicester is one of very few universities in the country to have its own department exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology. Our department is home to some of the UK?s leading criminologists so all our teaching is research-led. Our expertise covers a diverse range of themes, from community policing and offending behaviour to hate crime, sentencing, prisons and probation. Our Scarman Lecture Series invites senior policymakers and key figures in the Criminal Justice System to deliver papers on topical crime matters. These lectures will give you a rounded and thoroughly informed grasp of the issues that surround our society. Some of the Scarman lectures are recorded and available on iTunesU. We have an excellent track record of students entering related graduate roles, including the police service, prison, probation and youth offending services, community and voluntary organisations, Government agencies or academic research. The Students' Union Criminology Society organises useful opportunities such as talks from ex-offenders and visits to prisons, as well as a wide range of social events. Course opportunities During your Second Year you can spend one semester studying at California State University Long Beach. You will be able to experience a different culture while studying equivalent modules in the University's Criminal Justice Department. Find out more from our International Office

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