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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ330 | 2023

Applied Criminal Justice

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Take a practical approach to law as you apply a prototype solution to regulating crime – much like you would in a criminal justice agency. In this final-year subject, you’ll apply criminological theories as you face real-world problems.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023
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About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Distinguish between different types of criminological knowledge and it is usefulness in the explanation of particular criminal behaviour, vicitimisation and criminal justice responses in relation to a criminal justice problem and its prevention.
    2. Critically reflect on a broad range of criminological concepts and apply relevant knowledge in the analysis of a criminal justice problem.
    3. Identify, collect and analyse relevant data and information to effectively define a problem and assist in the creation of a potential solution.
    4. Communicate effectively the process and outcome of your work justifying your approach/solution based on criminological knowledge, empirical data and project management principles.
    5. Work with others to effectively plan and complete a project in a industry relevant way.

Entry requirements


Students should be in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice to undertake this subject, and must have completed at least 180CP of courses, including all 1st and 2nd year core subjects in their course.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

12 student respondents between: 20 Feb - 15 Sept 2023.

91%of students felt the study load was manageable

91%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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