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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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 facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Berwick, Gippsland

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • A major is only offered to students undertaking course 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice). Other students may take criminal justice units as a minor only. Also available via off-campus learning. Selected units are available at Berwick.

Description

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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of crime, causes of criminal behaviour, crime prevention strategies and the criminal justice process
  • show a critical understanding of crime, causes of crime and the implications of criminal behaviour for individuals, groups and communities
  • think independently, based on critical understandings and knowledge of crime and the criminal justice process
  • evaluate the role of research and theory in the advancement of knowledge within the field of criminal justice
  • analyse diverse arguments and debates about crime, crime policy and crime prevention
  • draw conclusions, based on evidence, about what works in controlling crime and rehabilitating offenders.

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of crime, criminal behaviour, crime prevention and the criminal justice process
  • analyse and evaluate traditional, innovative and radical alternatives for dealing with crime
  • analyse and synthesise knowledge from a range of relevant sources
  • evaluate the role of research and theory in the advancement of knowledge within the discipline of criminal justice
  • apply critical understanding of personal, social and cultural understandings of crime and the ethical attitudes that underpin the study of crime
  • demonstrate advanced skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis
  • demonstrate the capacity to apply these studies in the changing circumstances of intellectual life and of the profession they are likely to inhabit
  • apply a critical awareness of international crime and crime prevention in the context of globalisation and technological change.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in criminal justice must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1283 Crime: Theory and practice
  • ATS1284 The criminal justice process

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in criminal justice must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Compulsory units

Elective units

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability