Criminology

Stopping criminal offenses means understanding what starts them.

We understand crime is an issue that affects every society, everywhere. That’s why we offer Criminology at Swinburne.

Our Criminology course combines science and psychology studies to help you understand the motivations for offenses. You’ll learn how criminologists identify social issues leading to crime, then develop policies to solve the problems. It’s our way of preparing you for roles that implement strategies to combat crime.

You’ll graduate with the confidence and skills to put your knowledge to work. Future career areas include victim support, community safety, rehabilitation, crime prevention and corrections programs.

Joanne Hajjar accepting graduation scroll from Chancellor Graham Goldsmith

Take on a Grand Challenge

Is the Great Australian Dream of a quarter acre block dead? Will we be renters for life? How can we afford decent housing? In her final-year Grand Challenges project, Joanna Hajjar (pictured) wrestled with those questions and developed solutions alongside experts and fellow students.  

You too could dive into a Grand Challenge of your own, covering topics like sustainable cities or digital transformations in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Transitions.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Criminology courses

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