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Brakenhale School


Head of Department: Miss D Bunkell

Curriculum Intent

The Criminology curriculum is designed for students to study the sociological, biological and individualistic reasons for criminal behaviour. Students will also gain an understanding of governmental attitudes and policies about crime and will assess the impact of modern media on public perception of crime. This will allow students to become increasingly aware of the society in which they live and the way “why” behind crime.

Throughout the course students will study various sociological, biological and individualistic explanations for criminal behaviour; the development of government policy on crime and the impact of modern media on public perception; and they will examine the process of criminal investigation evaluating the process from Crime Scene to Courtroom. By completing this course, students will develop their critical thinking skills, their extended writing skills and their ability to analyse data.

Specification: Key Stage 5