This online degree combines studies in psychology and criminology. It introduces the social sciences and develops criminology as a discipline, including an Australian focus.
You will also study the science of psychology which is applied to understanding human behaviour generally and criminal behaviour.
This course is only available through Western Sydney University Online. Please contact Western Sydney University Online for more information and to discuss your options.
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Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies at Western
This online degree combines studies in psychology and criminology. It introduces the social sciences and develops criminology as a discipline, including an Australian focus on:
- forms and patterns of victimisation
- crime prevention strategies
- prisons and different forms of punishment
- gender and crime
- cultural perceptions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.
The science of psychology is applied to understanding human behaviour generally and criminal behaviour, including:
- topics of moral development
- cultural norms and traditions
- the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context
- racism and inter-group conflict
- anger and aggression
- mental illness
- drug and alcohol abuse
- forensic psychology
- crime scene analysis
- court processes
- eyewitness testimony.
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Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.
For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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This degree provides graduates with the flexibility, combination of knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of careers in:
- Crime analysis and policy
- Crime prevention
- Corrections and probation
- Psychology and counselling
Correctional officers work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates. Their duties involve observing prison behaviour, providing advice, administering first aid, assessing risk factors and preparing reports.
Policy Development Adviser
Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts specific to a community and creating it as a policy that will benefit the wider community. You may specify in the area of crime and crime prevention.
Youth workers support and advise young people on their behaviorial, environmental or developmental needs. The work involves writing reports, assessing needs and risks as well as conducting programs amongst other things.
Online Short Courses Information Session
Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short courses will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area.
To find out more about Online Short Courses offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Courses Information Session on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.