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Department of Criminology



Criminology is the study of crime and is a discipline based on social science and behavioural science research. 

Common criminological questions are:
  • Why enter into a life of crime? 
  • What is it that makes some people continue to commit crime throughout their lives whilst others 'terminate' their criminal career?
  • Generally, is crime in society increasing or decreasing and, if so, why? 
Criminological research is conducted at the Department as well as education on both foundation and advanced level.
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