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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ114 | 2024

Focus on the key elements of a crime event through the lens of offenders and victims of violence. Learn how serious violent offences are detected and investigated, then consider how these offences are processed in the courts, via trials and sentencing.

Study method
100% online
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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About this subject

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

    1. Understand how homicide is defined and explained.
    2. Understand trends in homicide, both in Australia and around the world.
    3. Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of homicide from experts in the field
    4. Gain an understanding of how the police conduct a homicide investigation, from start to finish.
    5. Understand the role of courts and corrections in the sentencing and management of homicide offenders
    6. Better connect crime prevention and intervention strategies to ways to reduce homicide in a society.

Entry requirements


Students who have completed CCJ15 and CCJ11 as part of their degree can only enrol in CCJ114 as one of their two first-year elective subjects.
Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

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

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