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|Bachelor of Criminology||Penrith; Liverpool||3F / 6P||68.30; 68.05|
|Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice||Penrith; Liverpool||3F / 6P||75.25; 72.15|
|Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Social Work||Liverpool||5F/10P||85.90|
|Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice / Bachelor of Laws||Penrith; Campbelltown; Bankstown; Parramatta||5F / 10P||95.00; 95.00;|
|Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Laws||Campbelltown; Parramatta||5F / 10P||95.00; 95.00|
|Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology and Criminal Justice)||Penrith; Bankstown; Sydney City||3F / 6P||73.30; 68.25; 68.05|
|Bachelor of Science Criminology and Psychological Studies||Online||3F / 6P||75.00|
Career opportunities for Criminology graduates
Research involves compiling data, analysing trends and noting observations in the area of criminal and community justice. This work is recorded in reports that are used to assist with the development of that field.
Welfare work specifying in the area of criminal rehabilitation involves providing advice, direction and services that will assist in the transition of men and women from prison into life.
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.
With further training and/or qualifications, you may become a registered police officer. Police officers may specialise in certain areas including counter-terrorism, child protection or investigation to name a few. They are responsible with enforcing the law and detecting and preventing crime.
Juvenile justice worker
Working in juvenile justice may involve counselling, supervising or managing young people detained in a detention facility.
Stephen Tomsen is the Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. Previously he was Associate Dean / Research, University of Newcastle, Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology, and he held visiting fellowships and professorships in the United Kingdom (Birkbeck College, Keele University and University of Manchester)…
Frequently Asked Questions
Why study criminology at the Western Sydney University?
- Staff with national and international expertise
- The most up to date criminology and policing curricula available
- Motivated staff
- Variety of expertise
- Guidance and mentorship
- Face to face work (lectures, tutorials)
- On-line discussions
- Knowledge that you can apply
What will I learn?
The Western Sydney University Criminology program provides students with a firm understanding of criminal justice institutions and practices, as well as:
- criminological theories
- forms and patterns of victimisation
- crime prevention strategies and debates
- juvenile justice
- the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment
- law enforcement and surveillance
- violence, gender and crime
- cultural depictions of crime
- contemporary debates in criminology.
Are there any research opportunities from studying Criminology?
- Violence and gendered violence, including the study of violence against women, hate crimes, violence and sexuality, urban violence and disorder, masculinity and violence, and cultural depictions and meanings of crime and violence
- Criminal justice systems, including the study of public and private policing, crime prevention, victim services, juvenile justice, community corrections, access to law and legal services
Young Universities in the World Times higher education
Above Average National Student Satisfaction Survey
Research Grants Awarded Australian Research Council
ARC Discovery Project Funding $1.71 million in 2015