Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

UNSW Sydney

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Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Criminologists work to reduce crime by better understanding it. Criminologists look at the bigger picture, drawing from disciplines such as psychology, sociology, law, philosophy, cultural studies and history. As a student of Criminology & Criminal Justice you will learn about crime and social harm, and how society responds to it through social control and the criminal justice system.

During your study you will learn to tackle real world issues such as victimisation, drug related harm, organised crime and community safety. Key study areas include the nature of crime, what is defined as crime and how crime is measured, media reporting and portrayal of crime, why people commit crime and how societies respond.

As a Criminology & Criminal Justice graduate you can develop a career in social policy and research in the private, public and non-government sectors.


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Students in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice gain practical experience through a Major Social Research Projec...

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