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.
In this course, 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. You’ll also get professional learning experience by completing a Capstone Project in your final year.
The degree will give you 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.
- Semester 1 - 2 March 2020
- Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
- 3400211391 (CSP)
- 3400211393 (IFP)
Faculty of Business and Law
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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