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Criminology

Criminology

Criminology focuses on the causes and consequences of crime, as well as how the criminal justice system responds to crime. Criminologists are interested in how activities come to be defined as criminal, and why definitions of crime vary across countries and over time. The subject includes a wide range of social and psychological theories that attempt to explain criminal behaviour and the effective operation of the criminal justice system.

Consistently ranked in the top 10 criminology degrees by The Guardian league tables, this Queen's course provides engaging and research-led teaching. Strong connections with the criminal justice and professional world enhance student learning. 

 

Criminology at Queen's

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Consistently ranked in the top 10 criminology degrees by The Guardian league tables, this Queen's course provides engaging and research-led teaching. Strong connections with the criminal justice and professional world enhance student learning. 

 

Top 12
in the UK for Criminology
Guardian University League tables 2021
BA Criminology - Darryl McGrattan
BA Criminology - Darryl McGrattan

“I loved my time at Queen’s, I would do it all over again if I could. My Criminology degree was literally the most interesting thing I have ever done. I learned so much about crime [...] in third year. I loved how you got to choose what you wanted to learn more about and what you wanted to study in further depth.” 

Ashleigh Brown (BA Single Honours Criminology)

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School Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Email Dr John Topping,  School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
e: j.topping@qub.ac.uk
t: +44 (0)28 9097 3630
w: qub.ac.uk/ssesw 

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