(Short Course) Notorious Crimes & Criminals

Course details

  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Location Online
Criminology lecturer walking with a student carrying criminology textbooks

Why choose this course?

Are you fascinated by some of the most notorious crimes in history? If you want to learn more about how certain crimes have changed the criminal justice landscape, this short course is for you.

Key course features

  • This course will look at the heart of contemporary debates about the operation of criminal justice in England and Wales.
  • The course will also allow you to identify groups who may be vulnerable to crime and victimisation.
  • Study online.

What you will study

You will study ten notorious crimes and criminals, such as; the Yorkshire Ripper, Myra Hindley, Timothy Evans, John Worboys and more.

The course will look at how these notorious cases have framed debates about criminal justice. You will gain an understanding of how crimes may be investigated and of the possible aims of sentencing.

Entry requirements & applying

To book onto this course, please visit the online shop.

The booking for this course closes a week before the course start date. 


Teaching & Assessment

The assessment will consist of students completing online contributions each week. 

Fees & funding


Course dates

The next course will start on 3rd October 2022.

The course will be delivered 100% online, with all learning content being uploaded as a pre-recorded lecture to Moodle on the Monday of each week. Students can work through this content in the own time and at their own pace. Each week (Thursday evening 6-7pm), there will also be the opportunity to join a virtual debate via MS teams, whereby students can meet with the lecturer and fellow classmates to discuss the weekly content.