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WJEC Level 3 Applied Certificate & Diploma Criminology

Author(s): Carole A Henderson

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: Level 3

isbn: 978-1-911208-43-3

subject: Criminology

Pages: 288pp



"This is an excellently written book, with a student friendly focus throughout. It is packed with helpful hints and tips, providing extra scenarios and other sources to extend and challenge the knowledge of the current Criminology syllabus. It is a must have companion for any Criminology student!"  5 star Amazon review


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Update July 2020: Click here for a guide to the recent changes in rules surrounding the teaching of the Certificate or Diploma in Criminology. The guide is to support the users of the Student Book when studying or teaching this qualification.


Endorsed by WJEC and written by experienced Criminology teacher and examiner Carole A Henderson, this student book offers high quality support you can trust.

Accessible and student-friendly design to inspire and motivate students

A variety of features, including Case Studies, Link to Brief and Take it Further activities, challenge learners to think for themselves and help develop their knowledge, understanding and skills

Methods of assessment section provides guidance on examinations and controlled assessment, with sample questions and answers throughout the book to help develop skills and refine technique



How to use this book

Methods of assessment

Unit 1 Changing Awareness of Crime

LO 1 – Understand how crime reporting affects the public perception of criminality

LO 2 – Understand how campaigns are used to elicit change

LO 3 – Plan campaigns for change relating to crime

Unit 2 Criminological Theories

LO 1 – Understand social constructions of criminality

LO 2 – Know theories of criminality

LO 3 – Understand causes of criminality

LO 4 – Understand causes of policy change

Unit 3 Crime Scene to Courtroom

LO 1 – Understand the process of criminal investigations

LO 2 – Understand the process for prosecution of suspects

LO 3 – Be able to review criminal cases

Unit 4 Crime and Punishment

LO 1 – Understand the criminal justice system in England and Wales

LO 2 – Understand the role of punishment in a criminal justice system

LO 3 – Understand measures used in social control

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About the author:

Carole A Henderson is a teacher and Leader of Learning Curriculum at Durham Sixth Form Centre. She also practised as a solicitor for 10 years prior to entering the teaching profession. She is an experienced A Level Law examiner for a leading awarding body and the Principal Examiner for Level 3 Criminology.