Focus centres upon the major theoretical traditions, key debates and methodological issues in criminology and the sociology of crime and deviance to explore a wide range of activities and issues; these include the economic, historical, legal, political and social psychological dimensions of crime and control. Criminology is the study of crime, its impact upon and relationship with both society and the individual, and is rooted in the social sciences and stresses the subject's multi-disciplinary nature, focusing on its links with Sociology, Law, Psychology, History, Social Policy, Philosophy and Media studies. This is reflected in the teaching and research experience of the academic staff involved in the programme, as well as the range of modules offered. The content ranges from theories of crime, the practicalities of the criminal justice system and the processes involved in doing research, all of which provide a grounding to examine the psychology of offenders, youth crime, white collar crime, the relationship between drugs and crime, as well as the realities of terrorism, to name a few. This course incorporates placements, volunteering and other work-place experiences relevant to the real world.We believe that all criminological theory and research can, and should be, applied meaning that the criminology programme is interspersed with knowledge exchange, community engagement, professional engagement and work based learning.