As an academic subject criminology has its basis in both academia and practice with a primary focus on research and debated explanations for crime, victimisation and deviance, and responses to those crimes, by societies and individuals. The inter-disciplinary nature of the subject is mirrored in the construction of the programme. The core discrete crimonological learning is complemented by modules in Applied Criminology and Sociology, prompting shared learning with students from other disciplines. It is an active and lively course that moves away from traditional teaching of the social sciences to embrace the contemporary and innovative topics and practices of 21st century criminal justice. From brain and behaviour, to personality and psychological disorders, or the influence of other people on an individual's thoughts, Psychology is both fascinating and important to the study of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.