Criminology studies crimes and their causes, effects, and social impact. Learn how to ‘think like a criminologist’ and apply Criminology to the context of modern life, social diversity and inequalities in society. Criminologists are interested in how activities are defined as criminal, explanations for crime and social reactions to crime.
We're ranked 1st in Scotland and Top 5 in the UK for Criminology (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). Our Criminology courses explore fascinating questions surrounding the criminal justice system, the social contexts of crime, and the relationship between behaviour and punishment:
- Why and how do people break the law?
- How can the criminal justice system define this
- How do we police, prosecute and punish people?