During this course you will learn the complexities of the social world in which we live and critically analyse key issues, concepts, theories and methods in social care. You will study the impact of social issues and inequalities on people’s lives, care management and practice. Legal and sociological issues including operation of the criminal courts through punishment, sentencing and policing of society, and social inequalities and law are addressed. You will explore the reality behind newspaper headlines on crime, examining real and practical relevant topics within contemporary society. You will also have the opportunity to take modules that involve volunteer work in the local community.