Criminology Taster Courses

Interested in a career understanding what makes criminals tick? USW’s taster course will introduce you to our criminology degrees which focus on crime, victims and society.   

Join our lecturers as they use video tutorials and tasks to help you learn about the complex link between trauma and crime. The taster course will give you a good idea of what it is like to study one of our criminology degrees which not only focus on crime and the criminal justice system, but also relevant societal and historical issues. 

Our taster course, which is around 40 minutes long, should give you the knowledge to decide whether a criminology degree at USW is right for you. You can stop, resume and replay the online course at any time once you’ve started.


Introduction To Criminology

Introduction to Criminology

This short taster course explores the link between trauma and crime and contains a mix of video tutorials that concludes with an interactive quiz. The course takes approx. 40 mins to complete, during which you'll be guided through the risk factors linked with trauma and how trauma relates to offending.

Course tutor: Zoe Cross 

Course duration: 40mins 

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