This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 Applied Media and Social Sciences|
Criminal justice addresses the complex issue of crime and the way in which it affects the lives of us all. It provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the diverse nature of crime, to identify and evaluate stages in the criminal justice process, to critically assess its performance and to consider new and radical alternatives for dealing with crime. Students study issues that compare and contrast regional, state, national and international crime and crime prevention policies, including public safety and security issues. The major in criminal justice adopts an inter-disciplinary approach which includes psychological studies, sociology and Indigenous studies perspectives.
Students studying a sequence in criminal justice must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in criminal justice must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition: