How is criminal behaviour defined? What motivates offenders? What impact does crime have upon victims, and which punishments should the courts impose on criminals? Can prisons reform and rehabilitate inmates? How are patterns of offending changing, and what are the key contemporary challenges facing the criminal justice system? You can explore fascinating and vital questions such as these on our Criminology degree programme. Your degree will focus on the study of crime, deviance and the criminal justice system. This will include the cause and effect of criminal actions, the form and outcome of social disorders, the policing and regulation of public order, the procedures and techniques of the criminal justice system and the relationship between behaviours and punishments.