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Short courses in criminal justice

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Criminal Justice Studies short courses

We offer outstanding short courses in many aspects of criminal justice – from programmes focused on working with victims of crime, missing persons, and the rehabilitation of offenders, to community justice knowledge modules in subjects such as crime and criminal behaviour, and penal policy.

Browse the short courses available in the list below and make a booking today.

Institute of Criminal Justice Studies courses 

Doctors and police officers are required to work together to respond to the unexpected death of a child. This short course tackles evidence from Serious Case Reviews which indicates that a lack of understanding of respective agency roles can cause a breakdown in trust and communication, and lead to increased anxiety.

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On this online short course, you'll gain an insight into the difficulties and challenges faced by victims of crime, whether they choose to report it or not.

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Distance Learning

On this Missing Persons short course, you'll consider the needs and challenges faced by people who go missing, and their relatives.

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Distance Learning 

If you want to take the next step in your community justice career, this short course is for you. Once you've completed it, you'll get a certificate that proves you're ready for a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Community Justice.

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Community Justice Knowledge Modules

These modules are covered on our Level 5 DipHE Community Justice course or are available to study individually if you want to become a Probation Officer and currently hold a Level 5 Higher Education award but haven't studied these topics. The Knowledge Modules are available via distance learning at any time so you can study from anywhere and submit assignments online.

Level 5 Community Justice Knowledge Modules

On this course you'll critically evaluate the idea of a joined up criminal justice system and the place of the National Probation Service, and Community Rehabilitation Companies. You'll explore theoretical models, which are useful to understand trends and changes to the criminal justice system, and learn about the pros and cons of multi-agency working.

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On this course you'll explore philosophies of punishment, the significance of prison, the relevance of community based punishments and the place of the probation service.

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On this module you'll examine the sociological and psychological theories that help us understand criminality. You'll unpack the social construction of what we understand crime to be, and evaluate the extent of crime in society. You'll also explore criminological explanations of gang related crime, and theoretical approaches to crimes of the poor and of the powerful.

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On this module you'll explore the many definitions and approaches to understand the rehabilitation of offenders. You'll evaluate approaches for rehabilitation, highlighting both the ‘What Works’ policy, and the significance of research and policy formation.

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