Criminology

Explore crime, the justice system and the fascinating psychology behind criminal behaviour.
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In studying a degree in criminology, you'll break down the complex issues that affect the criminal justice system, and 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.

Criminology highlights

  • Develop strong research, analytical and communication skills.
  • Analyse and explain real world criminology issues.
  • Develop and formulate innovative criminology policies.

Criminology specialisations

  • 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.
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