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QE’s Criminology students enjoy the sights Of London

Date Posted: 14/02/2022 | Posted In: Latest news

Criminology students from QE have enjoyed an exciting overnight stay in London. The aim of the excursion was to provide an invaluable insight into the Criminal Justice System for England and Wales which students study throughout the course. The trip began with a visit to the Jack the Ripper Museum, a historical attraction showing how far police investigations have come over the past century with curators dedicating six floors to the serial killer’s crimes. The group then took in the sights of the Royal Courts of Justice and Old Bailey receiving a guided tour. The visits covered some of the biggest criminal cases in British history and unearthed grisly information about how criminals used to be treated by the early Criminal Justice System. The trip also featured a West End performance as students watched The Lion King at the Lyceum Centre.

Student, George, comments: ‘We had a fantastic time on the trip. The tour of the Royal Courts of Justice gave us a great insight into how courts operate on a day-to-day basis and The Lion King was brilliant.’ Lani adds: ‘I found the Jack the Ripper Museum incredibly interesting and loved how it was set out in an authentic Victorian style. The real artefacts from the actual police investigations at the time were fascinating.’

Jodie Freeman, teacher of Criminology, concludes: ‘The trip was a huge success as it gave students the opportunity to see first hand how the Criminal Justice System operates which links to many aspects of our Criminology course. Seeing The Lion King was very powerful and moving, especially to see its return to the stage after the pandemic’.