Criminology is the study of of all aspects of crime and law enforcement including the the social setting of crime, prohibition and prevention, investigation and detection.
This part time course will allow you to analyse crime causation and current legislation in relation to criminology. Apart from the study of the causes of crime, you will explore the responses by law enforcement covering essential areas such as penology, bio-criminology, feminist criminology and the study of crime detection.
The theory and practice of crime and punishment and how crime affects individuals and communities will be examined. Crime prevention stakeholders including An Garda Siochana, the courts, the probation service, the director of public prosecutions and support services will be evaluated.
Delivered by a practising Barrister at the Criminal Courts of Ireland and an expert in Criminology.
Graduates are attractive to employers from both inside and outside the criminal justice sector.
Job opportunities from past graduates include: Civil Service administrator, Community development worker, Member of an Garda Siochana, Crime Scene investigator, Prison officer, Probation officer, social worker, youth worker, Counsellor, Councillor, and legal secretary.
Successful students acquire a Criminology QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N2107 in 10 weeks.