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Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Course code G81

Recommended for students with an interest in criminology, social justice and the justice system.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature of criminology and justice and the principal disciplines of law, political science, psychology and sociology, which inform criminological and justice-related issues.

It adopts a contemporary, international approach to criminology and justice education in developing well-educated practitioners. Students examine the nature of crime and social control, as well as a broad range of areas in the domain of justice, including policing, courts, law, corrections and alternative dispute resolution.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

G81

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $7,150

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

G81

CRICOS code

057991G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,850

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 11 Core units. This will be supported by a supplementary program comprising: an 8-unit major plus 3 elective units and either a capstone unit or 2 practicum units. Alternatively, students may complete any 12 unit major in the School of Arts and Humanities from discipline areas such as Social Science, Youth Work, Psychology, Arts, Addiction Studies, Management or Security studies or any other combination of majors, minors, or elective units from the School of Arts and Humanities or other schools where available. Note: Students are required to complete no less than 6 units at Level 3000.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1100Essential Skills for University Study in Criminology and Law15
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
Unit from Majorx115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI1208Research Methods I15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unitx115
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2110Research Methods II15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unitx115
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI2103Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
CRI2201Critical Aspects of Policing15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unitx115
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
Unit from Majorx345
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students undertaking a 12 unit major should enrol in CRI3205, 2 major units and an elective unit in year 3 semester 2. Students undertaking an 8 unit major should enrol in CRI3205, 1 major unit and either CRI3212, or CRI3110 and CRI3111 in year 3 semester 2 (CRI3110 and CRI3111 are by application only).
CRI3205Professional Ethics, Accountability and Integrity15
Unit from Majorx115
CRI3212 ^Criminology & Justice Capstone Project 30
CRI3110 ^Workplace Practicum15
CRI3111 ^Workplace Practicum15
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Note: Acceptance into LAW4130 is by application only
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
LAW1100Legal Framework I15
YWK1220Youth Issues15
CSV1101Introduction to Community Work15
SCY1117Intelligence Foundations15
ADS1151Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts15
ADS2253Addiction Studies: Processes of Change15
SCY2112Counterterrorism15
SCH2143Forensic Skills15
ADS3458Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice15
LAW4130Innocence Project15

Or any other unit with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Note: CRI3110 and CRI3111 must be completed concurrently and may only be taken following application to and approval by the Unit Coordinator. Students undertaking a 12 unit major can substitute CRI1100 for an elective unit.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical criminology and justice issues.
  2. Communicate knowledge of criminology and justice ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for own learning in scholarship and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in criminological situations.
  6. Think critically to identify, conceptualise and analyse complex criminology issues.
  7. Use digital technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise criminological information.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values in criminology and justice.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $7,150 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,850 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Students gain a significant background in the contemporary theory and research that informs criminology and justice professions. They also develop professional skills required for employment in criminology and justice, including Indigenous cultural responsiveness.

Possible future job titles

Police Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Parole Officer, Youth Justice Officer, Prison Officer, Research & Policy Officer, Family/Juvenile Counsellor, Family Law Case Worker, Customs Officer, Security Officer

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