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The Criminal Justice Process (CertHE)


Wednesday 30 April - Wednesday 09 July 2025, 6pm-9pm

10 sessions - Check class timetable


The Criminal Justice Process short course examines the criminal justice process, both theoretically and in practice, from a criminological viewpoint. It presents an analysis of the process of criminal justice from the point of arrest to the outcome of court hearings. You will examine the agencies and institutions of the law, looking at their roles, responsibilities and discretion in relation to current developments in criminal justice.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.