Introduction to Criminology at South Devon CollegeQUALIFICATIONApplied Certificate/Diploma in CriminologyTeacher Name(s)Amber Willis & Fiona CampbellContact southdevon.ac.ukExam board and linkWJEC wjec.co.ukSpecification details601/6249/1 Applied Certificate601/6248/X Applied DiplomaRecommended online y-spec-e-03-06-2020.pdfby Rob Webbpublished by Napier PressYear 1Textbooks that are used (pleasepurchase book one prior toSeptember).by Rob Webbpublished by Napier PressYear 2Please complete the activities in this booklet in readiness to begin your studies when you start inSeptember. This will prepare you for year 1 study and hopefully give you a taster of what you will bestudying in Criminology.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or queries about the work/courseGood Luck and Stay Safe!Welcome to Applied Criminology!You have chosen a subject that combines elements of psychology, law andsociology and that complements studies in humanities. Each unit has anapplied purpose which demands that learning is related to authentic casestudies – this is the interesting bit! It will certainly ‘keep you on your toes’ andmake you think in ways you couldn’t imagine. You will certainly have a verydifferent outlook on society by the end of your course.Overview of the course:This is a two-year course. Units 1 and 2 completed in the first year comprise an8-hour Controlled Assessment plus a formal externally set examination. This isreplicated in Year 2 with Units 3 and 4. You must complete and pass ALL unitsto gain the Diploma. The overall grades will be recorded on a scale A*-E.Unit 1: Changing Awareness of Crime (Controlled Assessment)Unit 2: Criminological Theories (Exam)Unit 3: Crime Scene to Courtroom (Controlled Assessment)Unit 4: Crime and Punishment (Exam)Look at the specification for more detail about these topics. You can find thisat: oma-in-criminologyspecification-from-2015.pdfYou will be expected to know and understand the information covered, to beable to apply that knowledge and understanding and to be able to analyseand evaluate that knowledge and understanding.Task 1
Read the specification carefully and make a note below of the sections thereare to each Unit:Changing Awareness of Crime . . .Criminological Theories . . . . .Crime Scene to Courtroom . . .Crime and Punishment in Society . . . Expectations of the course: Lessons consist of taking notes, group discussions, watching relevantDVDs/documentaries, group work and PowerPoint presentations. Homework consists of note making, wider reading, research, past examquestions, power points and essays. The Reading and Watching List on the following page will help you togain wider knowledge and a broader framework in which to applyyour knowledge. You will be expected to choose something towatch/read every half term and to feed back to the rest of the class.You may do this individually, in pairs or groups. You are expected to use the resources available to you in the libraryand the textbook for each year of study. Your folders of notes will be checked on a regular basis to see if you areorganised and up to date with your work. USE YOUR STUDY TIME AND BE PRO-ACTIVE.
Reading List - CriminologyFolk Devils and Moral Panics – Stanley CohenA Glasgow Gang Observed – Patrick JamesGang Leader For A Day – Sudhir VenkateshFake Law – The Secret BarristerTraces: Memoir of a Forensic Scientist and CriminalInvestigator – Patricia Wiltshire My Life With Murderers – David Wilson A wide range of newspapers including The Guardian andIndependent Watching List - Criminology Any documentaries, including Panorama, Louis Theroux,Stacey Dooley, Mind of a Murderer etc Black Mirror series (Netflix) Goodfellas The Godfather (part 2 is the best) Legend McMafia (previously BBC i-player) Freedom Writer’s Diary Dangerous Minds Chernobyl (drama) When They See Us (Netflix) The Society (Netflix) Blood Diamond Ted Talks/Crime/Criminal Justice Orange is the New Black (Netflix) The Innocence Files (Netflix) Cold Case Files (Netflix) I Am A Killer (Netflix) When They See Us Now – Oprah Winfrey (Netflix) The Stanford Prison Experiment (Youtube) The Push – Derren Brown (Netflix) MacIntyre Undercover: The Chelsea Headhunters (Youtube) The Shawshank Redemption The Green Mile Bad Boys II
Task 2- Criminal Factfile Below are a list of victims and offenders for you to research:Figure 2 Bernie MaddoffFigure 4 Shafilea AhmedFigure 5Robert Thompson and Jon VenablesFigure 1 Gary Dobson & David NorrisFigure 3 Jimmy CarrFigure 6 Billy Dunlop Write a fact file for each (**Make sure you keep these for Year 1 they willbe very useful!**) which should include the following information:1. Their crimes or crime that has been committed against them and victims2. Details of the crime committed – what type of crime was committed taxfraud or murder etc.
3. Details of their sentence if there was any4. Information about their background which might explain their criminalbehaviour such as head injuries, mental illness, childhood abuseTask 3Watch the following clip and jot down 5 things that tell you what Criminologyis.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v tdaqqlFQdTETask 4What’s the difference between crime and deviance?A crime can be defined as . .Deviance is . .
Examples of crimes are: . .Examples of deviance are: . .Task 5Think of 3 different ways society has changed over the last 100 years. Try tobe specific about the change eg. homosexuality is no longer illegal.1. .2. .3. .Now, name 3 ways in which British society is different to another (America,Italy etc.)1. 2. . 3. Task 6
Research the following types of crime. You need to understand the definitionof the type of crime, the typical offender and the typical victim.1. State CrimeDefinition .Typical Offender .Typical Victim .Example: 2. White Collar CrimeDefinition .Typical Offender .Typical Victim .Example: . 3. Moral CrimesDefinition .
.Typical Offender .Typical Victim .Example: . . . 4. Technological CrimesDefinition .Typical Offender .Typical Victim Example: . 5. Hate CrimeDefinition .Typical Offender .
Typical Victim .Example: . . Task 7As part of your course you will have to look at campaigns that have causeda change in the law. You will also have to plan your own campaign.Conduct research on the following campaigns. Find out what the originalcrime was that sparked the campaign; what the aim of the campaign was;what methods were used (eg. TV interviews, advertising, wristbands, petitions,T-shirts etc) and whether the campaign was successful.Sarah’s LawThe Double Jeopardy LawDignity in DyingSnowdrop CampaignSlow Down for BobbyAnti-Foxhunting CampaignTask 8Research how newspapers report crime and the types of crime they reporton. Consider differences between local newspapers, national newspapers,tabloids and broadsheets in their reporting of crime.Newspaper 1Name:
Types of crime reported: . . . .Examples of headlines/language used: . . . .Newspaper 2Name: Types of crime reported: . . . .Examples of headlines/language used: . . . .Newspaper 3Name: Types of crime reported: . . . .Examples of headlines/language used: . . . .Newspaper 4
Name: Types of crime reported: . . . .Examples of headlines/language used: . . . .
published by Napier Press . Year 2 . Please complete the activities in this booklet in readiness to begin your studies when you start in September. This will prepare you for year 1 study and hopefully give you a taster of what you will be studying in Criminology.