This degree programme also includes the option of a year in professional practice at the end of Stage 2 depending on academic performance. See the 'Year in industry' section on the 'Course structure' tab for more details. Criminal Justice and Criminology looks at the key elements of contemporary crime policy: policing, the courts, punishment and prevention. The programme modules address many contemporary issues in criminal justice, including: poverty, hate crime, illegal drug use, restorative justice, the care of victims, community safety, domestic violence, political responses to crime, anti-social behaviour, penal policy, social justice and human rights. The degree contains four elements at Stage 1: criminology and criminal justice; social policy; sociology and law. The Stage 2 and 3 modules build on these to reflect a more vocational approach, focusing on criminal law, community safety, youth justice, policing and crime prevention, and systems of punishment and social control.