(Short Course) Notorious Crimes & Criminals

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Course details


5 weeks



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.

What you will study

You will study nine notorious crimes and criminals, such as: 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

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

Please note that you must be age 18+ in order to book a place on this course. This is due to the sensitive and often graphic nature of the crimes covered. 


Teaching & Assessment

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

Fees & funding


Course dates

Monday 23rd October 2023 - Book now

Monday 19th February 2024

Monday 21st October 2024

Monday 13th February 2025

All learning content will be uploaded to Moodle on the Monday of each week. Students can work through this content in the own time, and at their own pace.

At the end of the short course, those wanting to further their studies with Wrexham University will be provided with the opportunity to attend campus for a ‘next steps to study’ session. This is an optional session.

If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course, register your interest