Our criminal justice and criminology courses give you a strong grounding in the science and psychology of criminal behaviour. You’ll learn how social issues lead to crime and then work with others to create policies that help solve these issues.

When you study criminal justice and criminology you’ll graduate with a full and comprehensive understanding — not just of the criminal justice system but also how to work in victim support, community safety, rehabilitation, crime prevention and corrections programs — and truly make an impact.

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An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology study guide

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You may be interested in the science and psychology of criminal behaviour, or the social issues underlying crime. Victoria's first Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers both and with industry experience built into your course so you’ll be job-ready.

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    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects. Find out more about Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs.