Course: BA (Hons) Crime, Justice and Society

Study Level

Level 6


Lowestoft 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 Workers, Education Welfare Officers, Community Development Workers 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 Lowestoft campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


96 UCAS tariff points (or above) CCC (A Level) MMM (BTEC).

All applicants are required to hold GCSE English and maths at Grade 4 or above. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.