About Criminal Justice

  • Studying Criminal Justice at undergraduate level

    Crime reveals a lot about individuals and society, which requires a fair, well managed criminal justice system to function properly.

    This course will open up many opportunities to make a difference to the lives of people caught up in the criminal justice system and to influence the way the community views crime.

    You’ll learn why crime occurs, why it varies in nature and rate across geographical areas and how to evaluate the effectiveness of crime prevention policies. You’ll gain expertise in forensic psychology and safety and security issues.

    The course’s interdisciplinary major in criminal justice draws on such diverse areas as psychological studies, sociology and Indigenous studies to stimulate fresh thinking.

    You’ll graduate with the ability to evaluate the criminal justice process and consider new and radical alternatives for dealing with crime – skills which employers such as the police, courts, government departments and law commissions regard highly.

    Criminal Justice units

    Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology

    This course, designed after extensive consultation with criminal justice practitioners, examines contemporary issues in criminal justice, criminal justice practice and reform, managing criminal justice issues and researching criminal justice. It specifically focuses on working with diverse communities in historical and political contexts. The program provides an overview of local, national and international issues in criminal justice policy and practice. It also recognises that a whole-of-government, whole-of-criminal justice approach to many workplace issues is needed. In addition to completing coursework units, students may choose to pursue independent criminal justice research.