The course is designed for those who have an interest in crime and the criminal justice system. Criminology at the University of Northampton has the distinctive approach of drawing on perspectives from the Sociology of Deviance, Criminal Psychology, History of Crime and Criminal Law. Through class discussions and independent study you will explore both theoretical and practical perspectives of crime. The course has been developed with the QAA/British Society of Criminology benchmarking criteria in mind. Field trips, volunteering, and networking opportunities provide you with valuable practical experience. This course offers a placement to single honours students within a criminal justice agency, which also allows you to carry out independent research and make valuable contacts. Criminology is a popular degree that could provide you with excellent career prospects in policing, probation work, the prison service, the Home Office, the criminal courts and postgraduate studies. Projects such as crime reduction teams drug rehabilitation programmes, youth offender teams and victim care are also viable career paths. **By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:** + Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits). + If you join us in September 2018 you will be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. + Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. ✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information.