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This specialisation will attract people who have a passion for the subject matter of International Criminology or are seeking career opportunities in criminal justice policy, international law enforcement, and work in the global development and non-government organisation sector.
Social Science at Western
Views of crime and law enforcement as mostly occurring inside each nation state are now outmoded. We live in a globalised world characterised by the rapid transfer and exchange of finance and people, and this has mixed effects on human wellbeing and social justice.
A pernicious result of this is the expansion of transnational crime including internet crimes and fraud, people smuggling, cross-border terrorism, and expansion of criminal syndicates trading illicit drugs, commodities and weapons across national borders. Yet along with this expansion of criminal opportunities, there has been a new commitment to transnational law enforcement and the enactment of notions of global justice in institutions such as the International Criminal Court addressing 'crimes against humanity'.
In this course you can develop your own interests and extend your research skills with a fieldwork project of your choice.
The units that are offered are up to date and taught by staff with national and international reputation for their expertise in criminal offending, victimisation and law enforcement. Unlike traditional university subjects, these will be taught in a mixed online and face-to-face format in order to give learning flexibility to students.
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Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 150 Universities for Sociology, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $25,480*
Delivery: On campus
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Graduates of this degree find career opportunities in areas including:
- International law enforcement
- global development
- Non-government organisation sector
Social Professionals research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text.
Criminal Justice Policy
Criminal Justice Policy involves collecting and analysing information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Policy Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.