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Kingston University: Criminology with Forensic Psychology

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Psychology, Criminology and Sociology
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston’s location offers opportunities to see the criminal justice system in operation through the close network of courts, prisons and communitybased crime-reduction programmes. – In addition to learning about forensic psychology and the substantive elements of criminological theory, research and practice, the course examines an array of social harms and perspectives which have traditionally been neglected by criminologists and the legal system. – Opportunities to learn first-hand experiences of imprisonment, transitions into the community and the desistance process.

About this course In the forensic component of the course you will study investigative and legal processes, including policing and geographical profiling.

You will engage critically with offender profiling and explore the practice of Behavioural Offending Advice in the UK. The criminology course examines the social, economic and political contexts that give rise to crime and victimisation.

You will explore and challenge formal responses to offending behaviour including: policing, punishment and rehabilitation, and wider strategies of social control. You will study the criminalisation process and engage critically with ‘what works’ to reduce crime.

Example modules – Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology – Understanding Crime and Criminal Careers – Critical Criminology

Career opportunities Recent graduates have secured employment in policing, victim and witnesses services, prisons/prison offender management and security.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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