WJEC LEVEL 3 APPLIED CRIMINOLOGY

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WJEC LEVEL 3 APPLIED CRIMINOLOGYYear 12 Summer Transition and InductionPack 2020Criminology TeachersMrs Savage: [email protected] Southworth: [email protected] note that this course covers a range of criminal offences so please be aware thatsome discussions may involve sensitive topics.

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKWelcome to the Level 3 Applied Criminology Course!You have joined us at an exciting time as this is the very first year the SocialScience Department are delivering this course so we hope you will enjoy thiscourse as much as we will enjoy teaching it. We are eager to get started!You have chosen a subject that combines elements of sociology, psychology andlaw and that complements studies in humanities. Each unit has an appliedpurpose which demands that learning is related to authentic case studies – this isthe interesting bit! It will make you think in ways you couldn’t imagine, and you willcertainly have a very different outlook on society by the end of the course.This pack will provide a brief overview of the course, material required, and finally itwill provide both your induction tasks and summer project that will be due in duringyour first Criminology lesson.Structure of the CourseYear 1Units 1 and 2 are completed in the first year and comprise an 8-hour controlledassessment (5 hours 3 hours) plus an external examination.Year 2Units 2 and 3 are completed in the second year and also comprise an 8-hourcontrolled assessment plus an external examination.This is a two-year course. You must complete and pass ALL 4 units to gain a Level 3Applied Diploma in Criminology. The overall grade will be recorded on a scale A*E.Units covered over the two yearsGLH Guided learning hours – represents the time you are taught by your teacher.2

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKSpecificationWJEC is the awarding exam board and I would strongly urge you to look at thespecification for more detail about the course and topics. You can find this gy-level-3/#tab overviewSkills requiredThis is a demanding course and requires a large amount of independent learning,research skills, examination skills and techniques. You will be required to use yourstudy time effectively so be pro-active!You will be expected to know and understand the information covered, to be ableto apply that knowledge and understanding and to be able to analyse andevaluate that knowledge and understanding.TextbookCriminology Book One for the WJECLevel 3 Applied Certificate & Diplomaby Rob Webb, Annie Townend;Paperback; Publisher: Napier PressISBN 9780993423598We recommend that you purchasethe following book by Napier Press forthe first year of the course. There is ofcourse no such thing as a perfectbook so we will reference a range ofsources from different books but if youwould like to purchase another bookin addition to the one suggested, thatwould also be fine but please ensurethat it is catered for this course(funding support can be available ifrequired and can be discussed withthe Sixth form team).MaterialsYou will be provided with exercise books throughout the year for classwork andhome learning activities. However, you will require the following:-Lined paper, revision cards and Post- it Notes.Stationary including coloured highlighters and pens.3

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKInduction Tasks and Summer ProjectPlease complete the following induction and summer project tasks set in thisbooklet in readiness to begin your studies and in preparation for your Head StartTest. This will show us your commitment and will be used alongside your GCSEgrades as entry criteria. Sixth form study is hard work and there are no short cuts.Commitment to your studies is essential. Good Luck and Stay Safe!Induction TasksThe following tasks need to be completed on lined paper and each task should betitled and numbered. Attach the completed tasks to your summer project andhand this in during your first criminology lesson. The following tasks will give you aninsight on some of the material that is covered in both Unit 1 and Unit 2 of thecourse. You will be required to use the internet for the majority of tasks in this pack.Induction Task 1 – What is Criminology?What is Criminology? A Crash CourseWatch the following clip and write down 5 things that tell you what criminology is.https://www.youtube.com/watch?V tdaqqIFQdTEInduction Task 2 – Crime and DevianceIdentify and explain the difference between a crime and deviance.A crime can be defined as: Deviance is: .Examples of crime is: .Examples of deviance are: Induction Task 3 – ChangesThink of three different ways society has changed in reference to crime anddeviance over the last 100 years. Try to be specific about the change e.g.homosexuality is no longer illegal due to ‘decriminalisation’ and explain this point.4

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKInduction Task 4 – DifferencesIdentify three ways in which British society is different to another (America, Italyetc). Explain why there are such differences between the societies?Induction Task 5 -Crime or Deviance?Famous Faces and their crimes? Or deviance? Match the famous face to the actof crime or deviance.A. Trespassing and damage of property leading to loss of owner’s income.B. Arrested for possession and being under the influence of drugs, possession ofan unloaded gun and trespassing.C. Arrested for protesting outside the South African embassy against unfairtreatment of Black people in South Africa.D. Arrested for assault, driving under the influence of drugs, driving whilstlicense was suspended.E. Avoiding paying 20 million in tax that would help to pay for the NHS,Welfare and Schools in this country.F. Driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a collision injuring twoother people.Answers at the end of the pack!5

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKSummer ProjectSP Task 1 – Types of CrimeResearch each of the six types of crime below. You will need to show that youknow and understand the definition of the type of crime, the typical offender andthe typical victim. You will need to provide two examples of each.State CrimeWhite Collar CrimeMoral CrimesDefinition?Definition?Definition?Typical Offender?Typical Offender?Typical Offender?Typical Victim?Typical Victim?Typical Victim?Examples?Examples?Examples?Domestic Violence Crime Hate CrimeDefinition?Definition?Typical Offender?Typical Offender?Typical Victim?Typical Victim?Examples?Examples?Honour CrimesDefinition?Typical Offender?Typical Victim?Examples?SP Task 2 – CampaignsAs part of your course for Unit 1 you will have to look at campaigns that havecaused a change in the law. You will also have to plan your own campaign.Conduct research on at least three of the following campaigns. Find out what theoriginal crime was that sparked the campaign; what the aim of the campaignwas; what methods were used (e.g. TV interviews, advertising, wristbands, petitions,T-shirts etc) and whether the campaign was successful.Sarah’s LawThe Double JeopardyLawDignity in DyingSnowdrop CampaignSlow Down for BobbyAnti-FoxhuntingCampaign6

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKSP Task 3 – Media Representations of Crimea. It is essential that you keep up to date with current affairs, in particular withnews and reports of criminality and criminal justice policy. In Unit 1 you willbe expected to analyse how the media reports crime. Therefore, for this taskI would like you to research how newspapers in particular, report crimes andthe types of crime they tend to report on. Consider differences betweenlocal newspapers, national newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets in theirreporting of crime. You will need to compare four different types ofnewspapers.Newspaper 1Name:Type of newspaper:Types of crime reported:Examples of headlines/language used:Newspaper 2Name:Type of newspaper:Types of crime reported:Examples of headlines/language used:Newspaper 3Name:Type of newspaper:Types of crime reported:Examples of headlines/language used:Newspaper 4Name:Type of newspaper:Types of crime reported:Examples of headlines/language used:b. From the research gathered above, write about four impacts mediarepresentations may have on the public perception of crime e.g. how willcertain people feel reading the information? What will be theconsequence? Could it lead to a moral panic? Research what this termmeans and apply it to the question.c. I now want you to focus on media representations of crime within a fictionalcontext. I want you to create a poster which advertises a new electroniccrime game for a console or PC. Think about who would be the audiencefor this game e.g. age, gender etc. Why might they like to play it? Whatimages linked to crime makes it appealing to the audience?d. Now write down the impact fictional representations of crime might have oncertain audiences. You need to identify and explain at least three.SP Task 4 – Social PolicyResearch how the terrorist attack on the ‘Twin Towers’ in New York in 2001 led to achange in how the British police and government changed their emphasis andpriorities on crime. (Type ‘police and terrorism since 2001 in England and Wales’into Google). You need to create an overview of your findings on 1 A4 sheet ofpaper.7

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKSP Task 5 – Policing and Crime Preventiona. Go to the Police UK website http://www.police.uk/ and type in your localpostcode and look at the crimes in the local area. Write a reflection ofwhich types of crimes the police should be focusing their resources on inyour area. You will need to justify your reasoning behind why you havechosen such crimes.b. Websites such as the one above show patterns and trends of crime in areasby using official statistics. Although official statistics can be useful it can alsohave many limitations. Identify four limitations of using official statistics formeasuring criminal behaviour and activity.c. One of the reasons why crime statistics are flawed is because there areissues with under-reporting. Explain three reasons why this might happen andexplain why certain types of crimes are not reported to the police.SP Task 6 – Case Study of Ruth EllisDuring this course you will be required to analyse a range of case studies and youwill apply such case studies within your controlled assessment in January and inyour exam during the summer term. Therefore, I would like you to research thecase of Ruth Ellis. Ellis was convicted of murder and was hanged in 1955. Usingeffective researching skills, find out whether Ellis should have been convicted ofmurder or manslaughter. Explain why this judgement was made. Complete furtherresearch on the Ellis case and I would like you to come up with explanations ofhow she could have been defended from being hanged. This work should fit ontotwo pages of A4 paper.SP Task 7 - Nature vs Nurture – The Big DebateThere are many ways of explaining why certain people do things in certain ways.For example, biologists think that people behave as they do because they arecontrolled by nature. This is known as Nature theory. Humans are compared toanimals and seen to act on instinct.Sociologists believe that people behave as they do because they are taught howto behave. For example, the sociologist Michael Haralambos states, ‘Humanbeings learn their behavior and use their intelligence whereas animals simply acton instinct.’ This is known as Nurture theory. Nurture means the way you arebrought up. It is also a reference to socialisation, the lifelong process by which welearn our culture, values, norms and how to behave.a. Research the childhood backgrounds of one notorious serial murderer suchas Fred West or Harold Shipman. The focus should be on life history and notsubsequent crimes. Thinking about what you have read about Nature and8

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKNurture, which explanation could account for their criminal behaviour?Justify your answer by giving examples of how either explanation could belinked to their criminal behaviour.SP Task 8 – Individualistic Theory of CriminalityThis task is designed to allow you to demonstrate your understanding and toshowcase your writing skills. Using the material below, explain, describe andevaluate one individualistic theory of criminality. You will be assessed on the qualityof your written style, the level to which you have understood the theory, the use ofkey concepts, your organisational skills and ability to follow instructions.Your essay should have: Clear paragraphs, an introduction and conclusionAccurate spelling, punctuation and full sentencesCorrect use of grammarAccurate phrasing9

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SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKThe following pages have beentaken from the book: WJECLevel 3 Applied Certificate andDiploma by Carole AHenderson.You do not have to purchasethis book, but you can visit thewebsite below and view thesample pages. You will find theattached in this sample.The sample pages also coversome of the material on earliertasks e.g. hate crime, honourcrime and domestic ndex.php?main page product info&cPath 30&products id 157SP Task 9: GlossaryComplete the glossary of key concepts that you have looked at so far in this pack.Key tionMoral Panic11

SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT: CRIMINOLOGY: YEAR 12 INDUCTION AND TRANSITION PACKHonour CrimeDomestic ViolenceThe Double Jeopardy LawOfficial