Course: BA (Hons) Crime, Justice and Society

Study Level

Level 6

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


Three Years



This degree is designed to support the practice of those working or wishing to work in the criminal justice system. This could be in allied welfare roles including Prison Officers, Probation Service Officers, Youth Offending/Youth Justice Officers, Youth Workers, Housing Officers, Support Workers, Witness Support, Drug and Alcohol Worker, Education Welfare Officer, Community Development Worker and all those who come into contact with people affected by involvement in crime and all forms of social disorder.

This degree would also be suitable for those contemplating degree-holder entry to a career in the police.

Modules you may study include:

  • Crime, History and Society
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Youth and Restorative Justice
  • Psychological Perspectives
  • Equality, Diversity and Ethical Practice
  • Society and Mental Illness

All learning and assessment is linked to practice in the field and allows you to have flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest in your own practice areas or, if able to, move between professional fields in
inter-professional exchanges, visits or voluntary work experiences.

A key focus will be on developing an understanding of the theories underpinning a range of approaches in practice for managing and supporting people on the edges of or engaged in crime, with the aim of developing a more collaborative action between services in the community.

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Great Yarmouth campus. Click ‘Apply Now’ to be taken to the full course and application page where you will find further details about course modules, fees and finance and entry requirements. 

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