The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is the only degree of its type in Victoria, focusing on both the causes of crime (criminology) and the fallout of crime (criminal justice). You’ll learn about local and global criminality, traditional approaches and responses to crime, and emerging trends and practices.
You’ll examine the international dimensions of criminal justice as well as the technological advances that impact the sector, including an emphasis on predicting the commission of crime, detecting and stopping criminal behaviour, and implementing effective and efficient criminal sanctions.
Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to work in a range of sectors and industries, including policing, corrections, courts, offender rehabilitation, victim support and government policy development.
Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the unit Crime, Society and Culture (LAW30025), you’ll team up with other students to work on a problems-based project briefed to you by an industry partner.
Criminal Justice and Criminology double degree options
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- Semester 1 - 28 February 2022
- Semester 2 - 1 August 2022
- 3400211391 (CSP)
- 3400211393 (IFP)
From Diploma to employment at IBAC
After taking on the Diploma of Justice, Skye chose to come back and complete her Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. As part of her course, Skye chose to undertake an internship, which not only was turned into part-time employment while she was studying, but was a stepping stone for ongoing employment in 2021.
I’ve always been fascinated by what causes people to commit crimes and how to prevent them. Swinburne’s course was the most tailored to my interests. We apply theories to real-life cases. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else – interaction and friendships with other students are just as important as the academic side of uni!
Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
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