United Kingdom

Liverpool Hope University

Hope Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L16 9JD, United Kingdom

Liverpool Hope University


Criminology is a way of studying how crime is socially defined, why some people commit crime, what is the impact of those crimes and what happens to offenders if they are caught. It is also a study of the various processes of law enforcement and criminal justice; in particular, it examines the police and policing, the courts and sentencing and the various forms of punishment. Criminology enables you to focus on questions such as ‘is criminal behaviour learned or inherited?’ and ‘why are some actions defined as criminal and not others?’; ‘what is the purpose of punishment and to what extent does it deter criminal behaviour?’ Criminology considers these and other issues by examining the relationship between theory, practice and policy; it explores the crimes of the powerful as well as the powerless and does so within a framework of human rights.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Liverpool
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £11,200