Criminology is the study of crime, order and criminal justice. It considers a broad range of topics related to offending and victimisation, including their causes, social impact and prevention. The programme will investigate issues as diverse as cyberhate, gangs, fraud, intimate partner violence, riots, drug consumption, homicide, state crime, terrorism, environmental harms, and robbery. It is taught as a multi-disciplinary subject drawing on LSE's theoretical and empirical expertise in the areas of social policy, sociology, psychology, law, history and political science. During the programme you will study the workings of criminal justics agencies like the police, courts, prisons and probation. It will consider the impact of criminal justice on different social groups, including those differentiated on the basis of their age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, sexuality, mental health and citizenship status. You will develop sound research, critical and analytical skills, using a broad range of methodological approaches and a variety of materials, including empirical data and theory. You will learn to investigate and evaluate political claims and public policy responses to crime, its causes and its consequences. This degree will prepare you for a career in social and public policy fields in all sectors (public, voluntary, and private), or more specifically within criminal justice organisations.
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English