Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown campus, depending on major selected
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code1706.3
UAC Code 720518 [Penrith]; 720510 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank 70.05 [Penrith]; 71.55 [Bankstown]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown campus, depending on major selected
Duration 3F
Intake Information
Course Code 1706.3 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
Entrance Rank

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Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

If you are interested in the complexities of detection, prevention and correction, or the cultural and social factors of criminality, the Bachelor of Arts -Criminology and Criminal Justice major could be the major for you. This major will give you a comprehensive understanding of how all of these factors fit together. The Criminology and Criminal Justice major offers you the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way that stresses the social and cultural definitions of criminality.

Areas of focus include criminal justice institutions and practices, the development of criminology as a discipline and its various strands, forms and patterns of victimisation, crime  prevention strategies and debates, aspects of juvenile justice, the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment, law enforcement and surveillance, violence, gender and crime, cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.

Units

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Career opportunities for graduates include employment in areas such as probation and parole, policy advice and research, corrective services, community agencies, child protection, violence prevention, international law enforcement and intelligence agencies, Federal Police, NSW Police Force and other investigative agencies.

Academic Profile

Professor Stephen Tomsen

Stephen Tomsen is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. Previously he was the Associate Dean / Research Training, Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle, Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney, and he has held visiting fellowships and professorships in the United Kingdom (Birkbeck College, Keele Unive…

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How to apply

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Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.