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If you’re interested in criminology, the causes of crime or how we might best tackle the crime problem, Ecademi’s Introduction to Criminology is great place to start! Professor Wilson has an encyclopaedic knowledge of criminology and a lifetime of practical experience working with violent offenders. The course is serious and thorough without being unnecessarily convoluted. And who better to offer this introduction to criminology than Emeritus Professor David Wilson?

Professor Simon Winlow, Northumbria University. Vice-President of the British Society of Criminology.

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wHAT'S INCLUDED?

lifetime access
to the course

Watch and re-watch the lectures as many times as you want with unlimited, lifetime access to all resources

ACCREDITED BY THE CPD STANDARDS OFFICE

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital CPD Certificate and 31 CPD Points - Learn more about CPD here

ten 4khd on-demand
video lectures

Pre-recorded and delivered by the UK's leading public criminologist, Emeritus Professor David Wilson

six 'behind the scenes' bonus episodes

Exclusive access to behind the scenes content to consolidate your learning and encourage reflexivity

two-hour interview with noel 'razor' smith

The UK's former most prolific bank robber and now best-selling author - an opportunity to apply criminological theory to a real-life case study

Supplementary on-demand video seminars

Featuring discussions between Professor David Wilson and two of his former PhD students, Dr Dan Rusu and Dr Liam Brolan

Accompanying digital workbook

Provides additional information, learning objectives and further timestamped resources and reading

interactive resources
and activities

Designed to test your knowledge and help you develop your understanding of criminology

Access to the
members-only community

Engage in discussion with students across the world who are studying An Introduction to Criminology


This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate that signifies your achievement and you will be awarded 31 CPD credits. These credits can be used towards your Continuous Professional Development portfolio for your Professional Body or Employer. Completing this course also qualifies you for free membership to the Institute of CPD. Learn more about the CPD Standards Office here.

lifetime access: £149.99

COURSE REVIEWS

This course sparked my interest in criminology again! I have just completed the course and have already found myself looking for further courses. Please hurry and bring out the next one!

Becs

This course is so in depth and really fascinating. The interview with Noel 'Razor' Smith really gets you thinking about the different theories of crime and makes you re-think whether our Criminal Justice System really works. The workbook is great with so many links and signposting to further reading to go into greater depth.

Charlotte

This course was an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you for an amazing course, it was a dream come true. It's given me back a love of studying which I thought I had lost.

Kirsten

ABOUT PROFESSOR
DAVD WILSON

In a career spanning 40 years, Professor David Wilson has worked with a range of violent men, often who have committed murder, sometimes even serial murder. He is the author of more than 25 books and often appears in both the print and broadcast media as a presenter and commentator. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to education, Professor David Wilson received a National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and more recently, his documentary “An Interview with a Murderer” received a prestigious National Television Award.

your lecture schedule

introduction

This introductory lecture provides an opportunity for you to learn more about Professor David Wilson and offers both context and direction to the remainder of the course

lecture one - what is criminology?

This lecture provides an overview of criminology, examining the evolving nature of crime, different theoretical perspectives, and dispelling misconceptions about the field. It emphasises the multidisciplinary approach and societal impact of criminology

LECTURE two - classicism

This lecture explores the first of the two main theoretical paradigms of criminology, Classicism. It discusses Classicism's emphasis on free will, individual responsibility, and deterrence, questioning its validity in modern times and considering the impact of individual circumstances on decision making

LECTURE three - positivism

This lecture explores the second of the two main theoretical paradigms of criminology, Positivism. It shifts the focus from individual free will to the various forces that may influence individuals to commit crime. It considers biology, psychology and society as factors influencing criminal behaviour, thus emphasising determinism

LECTURE four - an interview
with noel 'razor' smith

In this two-hour extended lecture, Professor David Wilson interviews Noel 'Razor' Smith, Britain's former most prolific bank robber and now Sunday Times best selling author. Conducted at the Exchange Birmingham (former municipal bank), the interview provides an insight into Noel's upbringing, his journey into crime, his time in prison and his desistance since being released. This lecture provides an opportunity for students to apply criminological theory to a real-life case study

LECTURE five - the
criminal justice system

This lecture unveils the complexities of the criminal justice system and its main agencies. It delves into the contrasting models of 'Due Process' and 'Crime Control', exploring the impact of each approach on victims, defendants and society. It also highlights the ongoing debates surrounding privatisation and rehabilitation

LECTURE six - how much crime is there?

This lecture addresses the ongoing question: is crime increasing or decreasing? It draws attention to the issues associated with crime statistics whilst highlighting the existence of the 'Dark Figure of Crime'

LECTURE seven - why
do we punish?

Filmed in Shepton Mallet Prison, this lecture explores the principal criminological justifications of punishment: incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation and retribution. It aims to challenge common perceptions about the prison system and its effectiveness and raises important questions about how society should respond to those who commit crime

LECTURE eight - crime
and the media

This lecture addresses the influence of media on public crime perception. It explores the portrayal of offenders, victims and introduces the criminological concepts of the 'ideal victim' and 'newsworthiness'. It examines the commodification of crime for entertainment purposes

conclusion

This concluding lecture provides a concise summary of the course, highlights key learning points and invites students to reflect on the subject of criminology

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SIX 'BEHIND THE SCENES' EpisoDES

With additional content from Professor David Wilson to guide and
enhance your learning

Episode one:
studying criminology

Episode two:
preparing for the interview 

Episode three:
reflecting on the interview 

Episode four:
Journey to the prison

episode five:
next steps

episode six:
course reflections

90-minute virtual
'seminar' discussion

Join a pre-recorded virtual seminar discussion between Professor David Wilson and two of his former PhD students, Dr Dan Rusu and Dr Liam Brolan

part one: criminological conversations

part two - beyond the basics

two criminological
'deep dive' podcasts

deep dive one: classicism

This Deep Dive podcast provides a comprehensive discussion of Classicism in criminology and its role in contemporary society. Drawing from up-to-date research, this podcast explores the role of free will in committing crime and potential crime prevention strategies

Deep dive two: positivism

This Deep Dive podcast provides a more comprehensive discussion of Positivism in criminology. Drawing from up-to-date research, this podcast explores the influence of biology, psychology and society on criminal behaviour

digital course workbook

The accompanying digital workbook acts as a valuable tool for reinforcing knowledge and opens up new avenues for further study. The workbook features a chapter for each lecture and includes a summary, learning objective, reflective questions and activities. The timestamped resources provide you with easy access to additional reading materials to further your criminological knowledge. Available to download as a PDF

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE COURSE

Watch and re-watch the lectures as many time as you want with unlimited lifetime access to all resources

ACCREDITED BY THE CPD STANDARDS OFFICE

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a CPD Certificate and 31 CPD Points - Learn more about CPD

TEN 4KHD ON-DEMAND VIDEO LECTURES

Delivered by the UK’s leading public criminologist, Professor David Wilson

SIX ‘BEHIND THE SCENES’ BONUS EPISODES

Exclusive access to behind the scenes content to consolidate learning and encourage reflexivity

TWO-HOUR INTERVIEW WITH NOEL ‘RAZOR’ SMITH

The country’s former most prolific bank robber and now best selling author - an opportunity to apply criminological theory to a real-life case study

SUPPLEMENTARY ON-DEMAND VIDEO ‘SEMINARS’ 

Featuring discussions between Professor David Wilson and two of his former PhD students

ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL WORKBOOK

Provides additional information, learning objectives and further timestamped resources and reading

INTERACTIVE RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES

Designed to test your knowledge and help you develop your understanding of criminology

ACCESS TO THE MEMBERS-ONLY COURSE COMMUNITY

Engage in discussion with students all around the world who are studying this course 


This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate that signifies your achievement and you will be awarded 31 CPD credits. These credits can be used towards your Continuous Professional Development portfolio for your Professional Body or Employer. Completing this course also qualifies you for free membership to the Institute of CPD. Learn more about the CPD Standards Office here.

Lifetime access: £149.99

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COURSE REVIEWS

This course sparked my interest in criminology again! I have just completed the course and have already found myself looking for further courses. Please hurry and bring out the next one!

Becs

This course is so in depth and really fascinating. The interview with Noel 'Razor' Smith really gets you thinking about the different theories of crime and makes you re-think whether our Criminal Justice System really works. The workbook is great with so many links and signposting to further reading to go into greater depth. 

Charlotte

This course was an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you for an amazing course, it was a dream come true. It's given me back a love of studying which I thought I had lost. 

Kirsten

I am currently studying for a Masters in Forensic Psychology and at the time of applying I was torn between that course or Criminology. I went to one of Professor Wilson's talks during his recent UK tour and as I enjoyed his talk, his books and television work. I decided to study this online course to see if I had made the right decision. I found the online course engaging, giving just enough information about criminology without it being too overwhelming. With a combination of ADHD and Dyspraxia I particularly found studying the course at my own pace really helpful, replaying videos and retaking the quizzes too helped me to absorb what was being taught. For anyone interested in criminology I would highly recommend they enrol on An Introduction to Criminology with Professor David Wilson. You never know I might end up taking on a course once I've completed my Masters!

Dawn

ABOUT PROFESSOR David Wilson

In a career spanning 40 years, Professor David Wilson has worked with a range of violent men, often men who have committed murder, sometimes even serial murder.  He is the author of more than 25 books and often appears in both the print and broadcast media as a presenter and commentator.  In recognition of his outstanding contribution to education, Professor David Wilson received a National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and more recently, his documentary
“An Interview with a Murderer” received a prestigious National Television Award. 

enrol today to access exclusive bonus content including...

SIX 'BEHIND THE SCENES' EPSIODES

WITH ADDITIONAL CONTENT FROM PROFESOR DAVID WILSON TO GUIDE AND ENHANCE YOUR LEARNING

EPISODE ONE: STUDYING CRIMINOLOGY

EPISODE TWO: PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW WITH NOEL SMITH

EPISODE THREe: REFLECTION ON THE INTERVIEW WITH NOEL SMITH

EPISODE FOUR: tHE journey
TO THE PRISON

EPISODE FIVE: NEXT STEPS

EPISODE SIX: COURSE REFLECTIONS

90-MINUTE VIRTUAL 'SEMINAR DISCUSSION'

Join a pre-recorded virtual seminar discussion between Professor David Wilson and two of his former PhD students, Dr Dan Rusu and Dr Liam Brolan

PART ONE - CRIMINOLOGICAL CONVERSATIONS

PART TWO - BEYOND THE BASICS

TWO CRIMINOLOGICAL 'DEEP DIVE' PODCASTS

DEEP DIVE ONE - CLASSICISM

This Deep Dive podcast provides a comprehensive discussion of Classicism in criminology and its role in contemporary society.  Drawing from up-to-date research, this podcast explores the role of free will in committing crime and potential crime prevention strategies. 

DEEP DIVE TWO - POSITIVISM

This Deep Dive podcast provides a more comprehensive discussion of Positivism in criminology. Drawing from up-to-date research, this podcast explores the influence of biology, psychology, and society on criminal behaviour.

DIGITAL COURSE WORKBOOK

The accompanying digital workbook acts as a valuable tool for reinforcing knowledge and opens up new avenues for further study. The workbook features a chapter for each lecture and includes a summary, learning objectives, reflective questions and activities. The timestamped resources provide you with easy access to additional reading materials to further your criminological knowledge. Available to download as a PDF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is the course for?

The course has been designed to cater for individuals at different stages of their journey into criminology and for those with an interest in true crime. The video content is presented in an accessible and entertaining way making the course suitable for people who are new to the subject. The accompanying digital workbook acts as a valuable tool for reinforcing knowledge and opens up new avenues for further study. In addition to the above, current and prospective criminology students as well as Criminal Justice Practitioners will find value in the courses comprehensive deep-dives and the up-to-date research presented in the course workbook. 

is the course accredited?

This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate that signifies your achievement and you will be awarded 31 CPD credits. These credits can be used towards your Continuous Professional Development portfolio for your Professional Body or Employer. Completing this course also qualifies you for free membership to the Institute of CPD. Learn more about the CPD Standards Office here.

how long is the course?

The 10 lectures combined with the six 'Behind the Scenes' episodes and two 'Deep Dive' podcasts total approximately five hours in length.  We recommend making use of the time-stamped resources which are found in the accompanying digital workbook to expand and consolidate your learning as your progress through the visual and audio content at your own pace. We also encourage you to engage with the Ecademi online criminology community after you have completed each lecture. 

does the course give me access to professor david wilson?

All lectures are pre-recorded, rather than live for your convenience, allowing you to access them at your own pace. After enrolment you will be notified of any upcoming webinars with Professor David Wilson. All course related enquires should be directed to contact@ecademi.co.uk

Can I access the course on multiple devices?

You can access the course on multiple devices including desktops, laptops and mobile/tablet devices. You can only access the course on one device at a time. For the best experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop.

How can I contact ecademi?

If you have a course related question or a general enquiry, you can contact us using the following email address: contact@ecademi.co.uk.

What does Lifetime access mean?

Lifetime access means that you can access the course materials and resources indefinitely.  Whether you need to review criminological theory, gather ideas for an essay or explore recommended reading, you can always refer back to the course at any time in the future.  

Are subtitles available?

Yes. All of the video content included within the course feature subtitles in English. More languages will be added in the future.  

wHAT ARE THERE PAYMENT OPTIONS? 

You can either pay the full price of enrolment upfront or you can take advantage of our interest-free payment plan, which splits the cost of enrolment into three smaller monthly payments. Regardless of whether you pay upfront or in instalments, you will be able to access the entire course immediately.

Lifetime access: £149.99

FREE SAMPLE lecture

subscribe now and receive free course content

Subscribe to the Ecademi mailing list to keep up to date with latest news, events and course launches. Join our global learning community today and you'll receive access the first lecture as well as exclusive behind the scenes content!

frequently asked questions

who is the course for?

The course has been designed to cater for individuals at different stages of their journey into criminology and for those with an interest in true crime. The video content is presented in an accessible and entertaining way making the course suitable for people who are new to the subject. The accompanying digital workbook acts as a valuable tool for reinforcing knowledge and opens up new avenues for further study. In addition to the above current and prospective criminology students as well as Criminal Justice Practitioners will find value in the comprehensive deep-dives and the up-to-date research presented in the course workbook

is the course accredited?

This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital certificate that signifies your achievement and you will be awarded 31 CPD credits.  These credits can be used towards your Continuous Professional Development Portfolio for your Professional Body or Employer. Completing this course also qualifies you for free membership to the Institute of CPD.  Learn more about the CPD Standards Office here.

does the course give me access to professor
david wilson?

All lectures are pre-recorded, rather than live for your convenience, allowing you to access them at your own pace. After enrolment you will be notified of any upcoming webinars with Professor David Wilson. All course related enquires should be directed to contact@ecademi.co.uk

how long is the course?

The 10 lectures, combined with the six behind the scenes episodes and two deep dive podcasts total approximately five hours in length. We recommend making use of the time-stamped resources which are found in the accompanying digital workbook to expand and consolidate your learning as your progress through the visual and audio content at your own pace. We also encourage you to engage with the Ecademi online community after you have completed each lecture

Can I access the course on multiple devices?

You can access the course on multiple devices including desktops, laptops and mobile/tablet devices. You can only access the course on one device at a time. For the best experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop

What does Lifetime
access mean?

Lifetime access means that you can access the course materials and resources indefinitely. Whether you need to review criminological theory, gather ideas for an essay or explore recommended reading, you can always refer back to the course at any time in the future

Are subtitles available?

Yes. All of the video content included within the course feature subtitles in English. More languages will be added

wHAT ARE THERE
PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You can either pay the full price of enrolment upfront or you can take advantage of our interest-free payment plan, which splits the cost of enrolment into three smaller monthly payments. Regardless of whether you pay upfront or in instalments, you will be able to access the entire course immediately.

How can I contact ecademi?

If you have a course related question or a general enquiry, you can contact us using the following email address: contact@ecademi.co.uk

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