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: In addition to thinking through these criminological issues, you explore criminology from a youth-oriented perspective, allowing you to consider youth transitions, youth culture and youth politics in depth. You explore the relationship between education, training and work, and how these factors influence a young person’s transition to adulthood, as well as considering transitions into a range of behaviours. You also explore youth justice policy and issues around young people and the criminal justice system. And you get the opportunity to think through issues affecting young people at the local and global level. You graduate with specialist knowledge of criminology in a youth context, and here you're in the right place. Teesside has been described as a research laboratory because of the nature and speed of its social change. After the course: You can enter a broad range of careers including the probation service, the prison service, the police, voluntary organisations and the public sector, or there are opportunities in youth work, journalism, social research, community development and postgraduate study or training. 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.