Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology consists of 24 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:

  • four core units
  • 13 major units
  • seven elective units.
Core units

Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Brain and Behaviour

Deviance, Difference & Conformity

Fundamentals of Criminology

Policing: Systems and Practice

Global Crime

Corrections: Systems and Practice

Youth Justice and Crime

Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Law

Law and Social Science

Criminal Law and Process

Sentencing

Crime and Punishment in the International Context

Technological Advances in Dealing with Crime

Crime, Society and Culture

Choose seven

Electives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of criminal activity and analyse and evaluate the main causes of crime
  • Systematically review and undertake research to evaluate the consequences of crime on victims and the broader community
  • Apply knowledge and skills to compare and analyse Australia’s response to crime with that of other nations
  • Effectively and persuasively communicate with legal and non-legal audiences
  • Analyse information from a variety of sources to investigate and evaluate proposed solutions to crime
  • Evaluate technological and other scientific approaches to reducing crime and dealing with the consequences of crime
  • Function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team and critically reflect on individual performance.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, students must complete 300 credit points comprising:

  • 16 core units of study (200 credit points)
  • 8 units of other studies (up to 100 credit points) comprising of a co-major, minor/s or electives.

Students may not complete more than 125 credit points (normally 10 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a professional placement where a relevant professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant professional degree, in order to complete a placement, and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 16 core units of study (200 credit points)
  • 4 units of study of the professional placement co-major (100 credit points)
  • 6 units of study comprising a minor and/or electives (75 credit points).

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • 16 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study of the professional placement minor (50 credit points)
  • 7 units of study comprising a minor and/or electives (87.5 credit points).

Volume of learning

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology consists of a total of 24 units (300 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises 8 units (100cp), and a standard annual part-time load comprises 4 units (50cp).

Maximum academic credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is 150 credit points (normally 12 units).

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