Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Criminology Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960451

The course studies the impact of crime on society.  It looks at crime in the local area and internationally. This includes meeting with local police and possibly a visit to the North Shore courts.  The course will also have guest speakers in for learners to discuss issues.  It studies the impact of crime on society in the past and present.

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Information

This course offers 3 internal unit standard assessments from the Legal Studies domain
Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.


Level 2 Geography, Level 2 History, Level 2 Sociology

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Air Force Officer, Archivist, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Records Adviser

Course Costs and Equipment

Field trip costs to be confirmed.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.