February 2014: The Criminology and Criminal Justice Challenge
Teams of Criminology and Criminal Justice students took part in a highly competitive ‘Dragons’ Den’ type event in which experts from a range of criminal justice agencies judged their work.
The teams were given a criminal justice problem that they might expect to face in a future CCJS career and were given two days to produce plans for a solution, before receiving initial feedback from some of the experts.
They were then given time to polish up their pitches before presenting to the team of experts from Devon and Cornwall Police, Choices Consultancy Services, the Salvation Army, Plymouth Domestic Violence Service, Twelves Company and the University of Plymouth Student Union.
The winning team was ‘Ladies of Justice’ who put forward a very convincing pitch to the panel and the experts were extremely impressed by the students’ efforts across the board. The event was such a success CCJS will be looking to repeat it next year!