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.
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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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HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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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.
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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.