Can the death penalty be justified? Should we criminalise ‘fast fashion’? Should we legalise street drugs? Study criminology at Oxford Brookes and you’ll try to answer some of society’s biggest questions, exploring who commits crime and why – and what practical and political measures we can take to prevent crime.
While many criminology courses are taught from a criminal justice angle, we’re a bit different at Oxford Brookes. You’ll study the subject from a much broader, interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll look at the social causes of crime. You’ll consider how race, gender and class overlap and define our perceptions. And most importantly, you’ll learn to challenge common misconceptions that can cause inequality in the criminal justice system.
You could work with an NGO on placement helping to support disadvantaged children to make positive decisions and avoid crime. Or maybe you’ll choose our Green Criminology module and work towards a career in environmental justice. Perhaps you want to join the Police? Whatever path you want to take, we’ll help you get there.