This degree aims to explore some of society’s most pressing issues in relation to inequality, deviance and marginality. Why do inequalities exist and why are some people, groups and communities stigmatised and segregated? Why are some forms of behaviour seen as deviant and criminal? How do issues of justice, prejudice and discrimination influence the responses to crime and disorder? This course uses cutting edge theories and international research to explore today’s most pressing social issues relating to inequality, deviance and marginality. This joint degree course aims to explore how societies develop and change and the role of individuals in relation to social groups, institutions and global forces. We will cover principles of crime and criminal justice, together with social theory, social policy analysis and social justice. In Sociology, we will explore a range of contemporary social issues, including: globalisation and development, modernity and postmodernity, inequality and social exclusion, media and culture, the family and gender relations, the city and urbanisation and crime and deviance. In the Criminology components of the course, you will be introduced to theories of crime, deviance, control and punishment and develop rich understanding of the workings of criminal justice institutions such as the police, the law courts and prisons.