The lecturers in this area have wide and on-going experience of working in the criminal justice sector and are research active in the areas of work with offending behaviour, youth justice, women and crime and substance misuse. Good links with criminal justice agencies and employers such as police, probation trusts, magistrates courts and the youth justice service. Innovative and flexible teaching methods are used with part of the course being delivered online. Face to face lectures take place two days a week. Staff are experienced practitioners and academics who bring issues to life through case studies.