Some people commit crime while others lead law abiding lives. Why? On this course you’ll examine the nature of crime, investigating the impact it has on society – and what we can do about it. Choose to study at Plymouth and you’ll get the extra benefit of a course that covers the same topics we’ve developed for community justice professionals – providing you with a perfect start to your future career in a wide range of areas, from psychology to community justice. You will kick start your career. As a successful graduate, you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on track to a career in professional psychology. You’ll expand your horizons and gain invaluable experience with opportunities for international exchange. You’ll also enhance your employability and grow your professional network by applying for an optional placement year. * Gain insight into life as a community justice professional – you’ll study the same topics as professionals working in probation, policing, youth justice, community safety and victim services. * Kick start your career – as a successful graduate, you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society, putting you on track to a career in professional psychology. * Expand your horizons and experience with opportunities for international exchange and a year studying abroad (in Year 2). * Enhance your employability and grow your professional network by applying for an optional placement year. * Develop your skills as a scientist working alongside leading researchers with the Research Apprentice Scheme. * Draw on cutting edge research across the social sciences to examine the nature of crime and explore the workings of the criminal justice system. * Shape your own study path with an exciting range of topics available through lectures, optional courses and project supervision. * Benefit from studying on a course that the Research Assessment Exercise rates as excellent for research and the Quality Assurance Agency praises for its quality of education.