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Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology Deakin University

4.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Bachelor Degree
Geelong
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Explore the nature of crime and the science behind the collection, examination and presentation of evidence with this combined degree in criminology and forensic science. You’ll discover what’s behind criminal behaviour, learn valuable courtroom skills and get hands-on experience examining evidence in simulated crime scenes.

Criminology is the study of crime and the motivations behind criminal behaviour. Forensic science is an applied science concerned with the law and legal proceedings and can include specialist areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic medicine and lab sciences.

Led by a team of highly experienced criminology and forensic science experts, you’ll learn about the many interrelated concepts that underpin these professional areas where the law meets science.

The combined degree draws from both the arts and science disciplines. It’s designed to give you a broad appreciation of the professional, social, economic and cultural contexts of why crimes are committed and teach you how to examine evidence for the purposes of legal proceedings.

In the forensic science stream you can choose to focus your studies by completing a major sequences in either Forensic Biology or Forensic Chemistry. The course covers forensic chemistry and toxicology including trace chemical evidence, arson and explosives investigations, analysis of illicit drugs and forensic toxicology reporting. Our purpose-built crime scene facility lets you examine evidence and identify illegal products and endangered species. You’ll also learn how to apply forensic analysis including chemical, biological and physical techniques.

In the criminology stream you’ll take a close look at the nature of crime, investigating why crimes are committed. You’ll explore the various theoretical approaches that shape our understanding of crime in contemporary society and how communities respond to criminal behaviour. You’ll examine the criminal justice system from a sociological perspective, explore crime prevention and security, criminal and civil law and the laws of evidence.

Majors

Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry

Careers

This double degree prepares you for careers in criminology, forensic science and forensic criminology. You might choose to work in crime prevention, community...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Forensic Science / Bachelor of Criminology Deakin University based on 2 reviews
Rating
4.0
Job prospects
2.5
Teachers
3.0
Course work
4.0
Time worthy
4.0
Money Worthy
4.0



Student Reviews

April 2018
Year completed 2021

The positives of this course is that it is a mostly science/legal based course. This is good because I really enjoy biology and chemistry based concepts and I enjoy learning about crime and what a criminal is through different definitions and inferences.

This course also goes through a lot of work which deals with working...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive- great subject matter, great teachers, good online teaching, 3 different campuses
Negative- limited people who are doing my course, pretty far away from me (I’m based in Footscray), subject material is too dense

My advice to future students is: DO THE DAMN READINGS!

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