NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.
All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Political and Social Inquiry|
NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/2012-change-register.html.
Crime is an issue that all citizens and governments confront on a daily basis. The causes of crime, the crime problem and how it should be dealt with, are the subject of intense debate. The criminology major, which is offered on the Caulfield and Clayton campuses, provides students with the skills to understand the complexities of crime, to learn about the various stages of the criminal justice system, to critically analyse its workings and tensions, and to explore alternative strategies. Criminology students can combine an interest in areas such as policing, courts, punishment and prisons, transnational crime and international justice, criminological theory, crime and the media, crime and politics, crime prevention and victims of crime in order to broaden their career options in criminal justice and allied areas.
Students learn to critically analyse issues of crime at the local, state, national, and global level. The first-year sequence introduces students to various facets of crime and how it is dealt with by the criminal justice system. Second and third-year units build on this knowledge gained and offer students the opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate crime-related issues in greater depth.
Graduates with a major or minor in criminology may find employment in a wide range of fields, including police, courts, corrections, human services, attorney-general departments, departments of justice, law reform commissions, ombudsman offices, anti-corruption commissions, local government and the private sector.
Students studying a sequence in criminology must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in criminology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Students who commenced in 2011 may also include the following units as electives:
Students who commenced prior to 2009 may also include the following units as electives: