Crime Science MSc, PG Dip

This MSc provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The programme focuses on how to better apply science to understand crime problems, develop strategies for preventing them, and increase the probability of detecting and arresting offenders. Students develop the ability to apply scientific principles to crime control, think more strategically in developing and implementing crime control policies, appreciate the complexity of implementation issues, critically assess the likely impact of planned crime reduction initiatives and generate more innovative proposals for reducing particular crime problems.

Course syllabus:

  1. Designing and Doing Research

  2. Foundations of Security and Crime Science

  3. Preventing Crimes

  4. Quantitative Methods

  5. Intelligence Gathering and Analysis

  6. Investigation and Detection

  7. Perspectives on Organised Crime

  8. Simulation for Research