• Social Science

    NPA Criminology with Forensic Science (Level 6)

  • Eligible Schools

    East/North/South Ayrshire

    This is a course for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilwinning, Tuesday and Thursday, 2.00 - 4.00

Who is the course for

This course is aimed at learners who wish to develop their knowledge of the fascinating discipline of Criminology.

This course offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills while you learn about the various areas that Criminologists explore.

NB The nature of criminology is challenging and may include sensitive topics such as domestic violence and sexual abuse, as well as rape, murder, bombings, etc. All applicants need to consider this when applying for the course.

What is the Course About

You will develop an understanding of the different types of evidence that can be obtained both at a crime scene as well as from a suspect or victim of a crime. Through research and the “hands on” practical experience in the lab you will discover the techniques available to forensic scientists to detect criminal behaviour. In addition, you will develop your understanding of how we apply scientific principles to examine crime scenes and what forensic analysis can actually tell us.

You will develop an understanding of lab safety and the different types of physical evidence available at a crime scene and how this evidence is collected and utilised. You will learn about the role of forensic psychology in the police, prison and court systems. Through the use of famous cases, you will develop an understanding of forensic psychology and profiling.

What Do I Need

An interest in Criminology, the nature of crime and theories of its causes and solutions.

Students should have a National 5 in English and or a Social subject (pass at B).

How will I be Assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course and consists of 2 open book and 1 closed book assessments as well as assessed practical sessions.

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