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Criminology (QQI LEVEL 5) | BP048 (10 weeks Class Based)

Course Overview

Course Code:
BP048 | Mon 18.45 - 21.45

This course is suitable for those interested in the study of crime, the causes of crime, types of crime, punishment, crime prevention, and the fear of crime. It will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to analyse characteristics, effects and consequences of criminal activities and recognise appropriate ways of dealing with criminal matters.

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Programme Description

• Introduction to the history and theory of crime
• Socio and economic factors affecting criminal behaviour
• Key characteristics of a range of crimes e.g. burglary, youth, cyber, organised crime
• The function of society in relation to criminology and crime causation: socioeconomic factors, the media, politics and community
• Drugs and crime
• Criminal Justice system – role of the Gardai, the Prison System, the Probation service, the DPP etc..
• Alternatives to Prison as a form of punishment

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.