Break down the complex issues that affect the criminal justice system. Probe the role of policing, corrections and reform programs.
Explore contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice including youth justice, cybercrime, victimology and policing. Apply your knowledge of prevention theories, techniques and crime reduction programs to real world issues, situations and cases. Learn how to quick analyse and synthesise information. Understand how to communicate with people involved in the criminal justice system from victims through to law enforcement officials.
Build on your criminology major and work towards a career safeguarding the public or investigating crime.
- Develop strong research, analytical and communication skills.
- Analyse and explain real world criminology issues.
- Develop and formulate innovative criminology policies.
- Understand how to communicate with stakeholders within the justice system.
- Develop strategies to work with young people, victims of crime and offenders.
- Hone your research principles and methods to find what you need quickly.
Study a degree in criminology
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Major in Criminal Justice
Study single criminology subjects
The Crimes of the Powerful
- Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
- Master of International Security Studies
- Graduate Diploma of Cyber-Security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
- Graduate Certificate of Cyber-Security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
- Master of Cyber-Security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
- Master of International Security Studies/Cyber Security,Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
- Graduate Diploma of Security Studies and Criminology
Criminology student stories
Jessica's storyJessica’s landed her dream job with the Australian Federal Police tackling cyber crime.
Fighting crime one step at a timeCareers in criminology include tackling the high-tech world of digital crime.
Carmen's storyFrom a low ATAR to a Master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice
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