Topics addressed in this area include different types of crime, the criminal justice system, the role of the police, prisons, rehabilitation of offenders, victims, victim support and crime prevention methods. We explore crime and justice in other countries and consider arguments for and against capital punishment. We also look at the latest research and surveys on crime across the UK and highlight the most up-to-date statistics available.
It is important to understand the role that laws play in our society and how laws are made to create a fair and safe environment for everyone to live in. Students develop an understanding of why society punishes people who break these laws and examine what circumstances may prompt some people to commit crimes.
Our resources can be used by schools, colleges and libraries by teachers, students and parents to help support learning in the classroom and at home.