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Criminology Certificate

  • Course overview


    Criminology course

        5 star reviews           'Really fascinating criminology course, that inspires you to learn more. The tutor was really excellent and is an experts in their field.  I will definitely be progressing on to the Advanced Diploma'  Anne O'Brien - More Reviews

    The Criminology part time course is accredited by QQI and is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107 .  The course is 10 weeks duration and will provide you with the knowledge, skill and competence to analyse criminology and crime causation and current legislation in relation to criminology.

    This fascinating world of Criminology is delivered by criminology experts who are familiar with the workings of the Criminal Courts in Ireland. 

    This Criminology course covers the scientific study of crime, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, penology, bio-criminology, feminist criminology and the study of crime detection.  You will learn the characteristics of a range of stakeholders associated with crime prevention to include Garda Siochana, the courts, the probation service, the director of public prosecutions and support services.
    You will examine the key characteristics of a range of crimes to include violent, youth, white-collar, property, cyber, trans-national, organised crime and terrorism. Wider socio-economic factors, the role of the media, political agendas and the role of the community is explored.

    A range of initiatives established by communities, social services and law enforcement agencies aimed at combating drug use in Ireland is covered.

    Award body: QQI-AWARD-LOGO (140kb)

    3 Assignments, 1 Exam

    Award:  Criminology QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107  (10 Weeks)
    Award Body:  QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Progression to the Advanced Diploma in CSI and Forensic Science which is endorsed by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. 

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  • Modules

    The areas covered are:

    1. Criminology - Learning Outcomes

      1. Learn the definitions of a crime, criminology and what does it involve, role of criminologist.
      2. Understand penology and different theories of criminology
      3. Outline the structure of the Criminal Justice System
      4. Understand the link between drug use and crime
      5. Examine sentencing and imprisonment
      6. Study of Gender and Crime; Feminist criminologist theory; Strain, Control and Biological theory
      7. Methods of recording crime, CSO and Media Statistics
      8. The Criminal Justice Act 1984 and The Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996
      9. Modern day phenomenon of white collar crime

    Career opportunities in  An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland and Metropolitan Police in the UK. Specialist roles in the Welfare Service, Forensic Science Laboratories, Psychologists/Counsellors/ Education progression to Ordinary level 7 Degrees in Law, Social work, Biological Sciences, Sociology.
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 1080.00 .
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement.

    See CMI Terms & Conditions for booking.

    Online Learning : €1080.00

    How do I book

    Simply complete the online booking form  .

    Pay a 300 euro deposit online via Visa debit or Visa credit card

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Balance of payment is required before commencement of course.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

Course timetable

  • Classroom

    • Start: Wednesday 29th April 2020
    • End: July 2020
    • Assigments: 3 assignments, 1 exam
    • Duration: 10 Weeks 18.30 -21.30 1 night per week . Location South William Street Dublin 2
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Limited
  • Online Learning

    • Start: Wednesday 29th April
    • End: July 2019
    • Assigments: 3 Assignments 1 exam
    • Duration: 10 weeks Self Study Pre -Recorded Lectures
    • Level: 5
    • Places: Available



Andrew McKeown BL, BA, MCL is a practising barrister, having studied in UCD, where he was awarded the Swift McNeill Scholarship. Andrew practises in criminal law, judicial review, and general civil and common law, with a special interest in mental health law. He previously assisted in the final examinations of student Gardaí at the Garda Training College. Andrew is a legal editor with Thomson Reuters Ireland and Round Hall Press, having edited leading legal books and journals, and Westlaw. He is the Managing Editor of the Irish Current Law Monthly Digest (ICLMD). Andrew lectures for CMI on the Advanced Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation & Forensic Science, and the Criminology course.


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