**Summary**: Who and what constitutes crime and how do we react to it? Why do people offend? Why the preoccupation with crimes of the powerless? How does the news and other media representations such as film, fiction and computer games shape our understanding and experiences of crime? How do race, gender and class shape individuals’ experiences of crime and victimisation? How does our more globalised world shape localised crime experiences? These are some of the themes you explore within a criminology degree. **Course details**: The academic knowledge and understanding you acquire on your criminology degree is complemented by the opportunity to take part in a prison-based field trip, and apply for one of our work experience opportunities, gaining experience in professions in this field. This is as well as input from a range of guest speakers from youth-offending teams, the probation service, police and prison service - providing ideal opportunities to gain insight into a range of careers in criminal justice. **After the course**: You can enter a broad range of careers including the probation service, prison service, police, voluntary organisations, public sector and postgraduate training or study. Increasingly opportunities exist within private security, crime prevention and offender management. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.