ARU: Exploring Criminology

Criminology student at a mock crime scene

What leads people commit crime? Is punishment effective? How do representations in the media affect our society’s perceptions of crime, victims and justice?

Join us on Microsoft Teams for live sessions as part of our Crime Week from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 November. Crime Week covers topics to compliment your current learning, open your mind to new areas of study and potential careers paths as well as giving you an insight into University-level study.

This is a great opportunity for you to sign up to sessions which will support your current learning and provide a taste of university study. Open to current level 3 students, sessions will be run across the week meaning you can sign up to one, or all the sessions available. You can also sign up a class for a session as a teacher or you can choose to sign up as an individual student.

Monday 23 November

Join us on Microsoft Teams on Monday 23rd November and get involved in the following live sessions:

10-11am - School Exclusions and County Line Gangs: The School to Prison Pipeline with Aimee Neaverson
The way that gangs operate in the U.K is changing, and we are seeing an increase in county lines gangs. One thing that can increase the chances of a young person getting involved in county lines gangs is being excluded from school. This talk will examine what county lines gangs are, how young people are recruited and will examine the link between school exclusions and county lines gangs.

2-3pm - Domestic Abuse - The 'Dark Heart' of Intimate and Family Relationships with Simon Kerr
Domestic Abuse is a largely hidden crime, occurring primarily at home. In this session we will look at exactly what Domestic Abuse is, how frequently it occurs and who are the victims and the perpetrators. This session will look at the causes and the impact of domestic abuse, increasing our understanding of what we can do to prevent it within our society.

Live on Microsoft Teams from 10-11am - School Exclusions and County Line Gangs Live on Microsoft Teams from 2-3pm - Domestic Abuse - The 'Dark Heart' of Intimate and Family Relationships

Tuesday 24 November

Join us on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 24th November and get involved in the following live session:

10-11am - Student Life with Kieran Hawkins
Join our current student ambassadors as they talk you through their student journey, and the experiences that they have had studying at ARU so far- you will have the perfect opportunity to ask questions about student life.

Live on Microsoft Teams from 10-11am - Student Life with Kieran Hawkins

Wednesday 25 November

Join us on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 25th November and get involved in the following live session:

10-11am - Prison Works with Vicky Gadd
Prisons are complex and closed worlds, few have the opportunity to see what goes on behind those bars and walls. In this session we will be exploring the prison world. We will consider how prisons function, what they aim to achieve and whether they ‘work’?

Live on Microsoft Teams from 10-11am - Prison Works

Thursday 26 November

Join us on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 26th November and get involved in the following live sessions:

10-11am - Studying Criminology & Policing at ARU with Colleen Moore
Are you considering studying Criminology and/or Policing at Undergraduate Degree Level? Whether you have studied this before, or are completely new to the subject area, this session will take a closer look at what you can expect to study at ARU, including the different types of modules available that will shape your degree.

2-3pm - Student Life with Ellie Nicholson
Join our current student ambassadors as they talk you through their student journey, and the experiences that they have had studying at ARU so far- you will have the perfect opportunity to ask questions about student life.

Live on Microsoft Teams from 10-11am - Studying Criminology & Policing at ARU Live on Microsoft Teams from 2-3pm - Student Life with Ellie Nicholson

Find out more about our Criminology and Policing courses

BA (Hons) Criminology course page BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing course page