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 on a criminology degree. Course details: This criminology with law major minor undergraduate programme also equips you with a sound understanding of the legal system and criminal law. The combination of criminological and legal knowledge provides a valuable skillset to work within the criminal justice system. You spend 30% of your time on law and 70% on criminology, combining in-depth and comprehensive study of the key components of the criminology programme alongside relevant and challenging crimino-legal issues. The specialised and transferable skills you acquire on this course provide a valuable skillset to work within the criminal justice system, as well in wider contexts where knowledge of the criminal law may be required. After the course: You can enter a broad range of careers including the probation service, the prison service, the police, voluntary organisations, the public sector and postgraduate training or study. 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. We also offer extensive support for students to find and secure sandwich year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation. 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.