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Criminology Subject Guide
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Criminology Subject Guide

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, focusing on – amongst other things – the motivation behind crime and deviance, the consequences they bear and any theories or methods for prevention. As a sub-group of sociology, it incorporates various fields of study including statistics, biology, psychology and penology. Theories and schools of thought are both challenged and applied in an effort to understand crime, the system in which criminals are dealt with, and the effect it has on the world we live in.

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