Young People and Crime

4 Weeks
Start Date
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Young people and Crime

This online Short Course is specifically designed for the general public to provide a foundation-level understandings of the main themes in criminology within a youth context. Participants will also explore areas of criminal psychology and role of society in understanding criminal behaviour.

Mode of Delivery: Online

Duration: 4 Weeks (6.00-8.00pm)    

Certification: The College will issue a Certificate of Attendance by email upon request

For enquiries please contact or 061216288


Closing Date for Applications: Saturday 18th April 2020

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*Scheduled course dates and times may be subject to change.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 1st June 2020

Online only
Course Content will include:
Week 1

An Introduction to Crime and Criminology

The various ways of understanding and thinking about crime and justice are introduced with emphasis on the causes and consequences of criminal behaviour. This session will include a brief history of how crime has been explained by psychologists and sociologists tracing how the criminal justice system developed to respond to changing patterns in criminal behaviour.
Week 2

Crime and Psychology

This session will explore core psychological and criminological theories posing the question “To what extent can individual psychology inform our understanding of criminal behaviour?” The breadth of criminal psychology will be considered including the role of criminal psychologists within the justice system and the impact criminal psychology has had on how we perceive criminal behaviour.
Week 3

Crime and Society

In this session, we will examine how the social world and social experience of the adolescent help us understand crime and criminal behaviour. We will look at the impact social organisation and structure has on criminality and the significance a child’s background and environmental experience has on criminal behaviour. We will consider how society perceives perpetrators and victims of ‘crime’ focussing on how crime is reported in the media.
Week 4

Juvenile Justice

In the final session we will look how the juvenile justice system in Ireland is structured and how it differs from the adult system. The complex relationship between punishment and rehabilitation will be examined paying particular attention to the concept of restorative justice.

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