Why is there so much crime and how can it be prevented? Put your incisive mind and probing skills to best use as a decision-maker, policy developer or working in the criminal justice field. This course offers you a world-class toolkit of analytical and practical skills to examine the impact of crime on society and how we deal with criminality. By studying Psychology you’ll also learn about the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind all aspects of behaviour. You will stand out from the crowd with a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. You will benefit from the close links between our staff and criminal justice agencies, providing you with excellent research opportunities. You’ll equip yourself with in-demand skills. You will enhance your employability by volunteering and gain a taster of working in the criminal justice field. * Draw on our inter-disciplinary approach to study to improve your understanding of the nature of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system. You’ll also explore social justice issues such as equality, fairness and human rights. * Focus on contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice with our research-led teaching, while gaining a historical understanding of criminological theory. Stand out from the crowd with a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing – Plymouth University is one of the few universities granted Approved Provider status by the National College of Policing for this award. The Certificate is recognised by all police forces in England and Wales and the achievement will help prepare those seeking recruitment to the Police Service as a Police Constable. (Please note: the achievement does not in itself provide any guarantee of recruitment as a trainee Police Constable). * Benefit from the close links between our staff and criminal justice agencies, providing you with excellent research opportunities. * Equip yourself with in-demand skills – our graduates are highly sought after by a range of criminal justice agencies, including the police, probation, prison and youth justice services. * Enhance your employability by volunteering and gain a taster of working in the criminal justice field. You can also complete a work-based learning module within the Single Honours course.