Crime and criminal justice are major social and political issues. On our Criminology degree you address questions such as: why do people commit crime? How much crime is committed? What causes crime rates to rise or fall? How can crime be effectively prevented? How should we deal with offenders? Kent’s criminology programmes are based in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), which has consistently achieved the highest ratings for the quality of its teaching and research. The School is a large and vibrant community with a supportive and welcoming culture. You benefit from the experience and expertise of staff and fellow students and our School Employability Officer runs a programme of annual networking events to help you develop your skills and contacts while studying with us. On our programmes, you are taught by staff with internationally recognised expertise in criminological theory and criminal justice policy.