Law affects almost every area of our day-to-day lives and is the means by which governments effect change all over the world. Criminology is a diverse, exciting and growing subject which seeks to explain crime, criminalisation, victimisation and the sociology of criminal justice agencies from police to prison. Criminology examines ‘crime’ and ‘deviance’, and the processes through which the criminal justice system responds to these phenomena. The Criminology modules on offer as part of this degree enable students to explore why crime exists, how crime and deviance is socially constructed, which societies have the most crime and how societies deal with crime. No society is crime free. Crime and society are intertwined. You will develop the analytical and reasoning skills essential for formulating legal arguments as well as to develop a thorough understanding of criminology and key issues within this discipline.