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Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ113 | 2024

Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Examine crime and the ways it’s defined and explained in contemporary society. Study the relationship between crime and class, youth and crime (and the response), gender and crime, and the over-representation of Indigenous people.

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 26 Aug 2024
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Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

About this subject

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

    1. Appraise historic and contemporary definitions and measurements of crime
    2. Identify and apply relevant theoretical frameworks for interpreting and intervening in crime
    3. Identify how social contexts have consequences for the operations of the criminal justice system and reflect on how changing values and beliefs interact with individual and societal approaches to crime
    4. Employ reflective and empathetic communication skills to recognise and appropriately respond to different contexts and stakeholder groups
    5. Interrogate sources and uses of information to determine its utility in criminal justice decision-making

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-CCJ15 (Not currently available)


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.

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Student feedback

13 student respondents between 28 Nov 2022 - 28 Nov 2023.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

100%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 courses

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