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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    How to become a criminologist

    What does a criminologist do? Are criminologists in demand? How much do criminologists earn? Here’s a step-by-step guide to becoming a criminologist. 

There's still time to apply for Semester 2

Whether it's business, health, or design you're interested in, TAFE, undergrad or postgrad – Semester 2 classes start on Monday 29 July.

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Criminal Justice and Criminology study guides

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Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology study guide

Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology study guide

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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    Revenge, excitement, or profit: why do people commit arson?

    There’s a lack of scientific research attempting to understand the arsonist, perhaps because the “typical arsonist” doesn’t exist. Or maybe it’s because so few arsons are solved, and the rate of successful convictions remains low.

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