This degree provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology examines theories and evidence relating to crime, criminals and victims, while Criminal Justice studies explore the various responses to crime and victims, from informal to formal legislative measures of social control and crime prevention; and examine the way in which the criminal justice system works - from policing through to imprisonment. In the first year of your Criminology and Criminal Justice degree you are introduced to the main concepts and areas of study. In addition to issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice you are encouraged to study in areas which complement your degree scheme e.g. in Social Policy, Sociology and Law. In your second and third years the core criminology and criminal justice modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, research methodologies and criminal justice issues. You may choose from the range offered elsewhere within the School. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of work as a dissertation.