**Why choose this course?** You'll study contemporary crime issues in a location close to London, with its numerous high profile law institutions and renowned criminal courts. You'll investigate high profile, global crime problems like human and organ trafficking, war and terrorism and gain real life experience through student placements, at organisations like the NSPCC, Childline, Kingston Borough Council and Victim Support. You'll also engage in research that has real life impact for practitioners, offenders and victims. The lecturers who'll teach you are experts in policing, prisons, gender, transgender, race and ethnicity and they apply what you learn to real crime problems. On this course you'll also get to take part in the annual School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences themed week. This is when regular teaching is replaced by a series of workshops, presentations, discussions and reading groups on a contemporary social issue. Previous themes have included race, war and gender, all led by expert speakers like Shami Chakrabati, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales.