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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice

Course code K30

This double degree provides students with a practical legal qualification and a comprehensive understanding of the impact of law within community settings.

For students seeking a career in law, the course equips them with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields. Students can add value to their law degree by selecting elective units in specialised areas of law. Students may also participate in the Law Society Peer Mentoring Program, The Innocence Project, The Law Access Program and international mooting competitions to give them real world experience and the competitive edge in the job market. The Criminology and Justice component is designed for students with an interest in criminology, social justice and the justice system. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature of criminology and justice and the principal disciplines of law, political science, psychology and sociology. 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, family law and conflict management.

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Entry requirements

85 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K30

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $11,150

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Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K30

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

5 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

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

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

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

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 22 core Law units and 10 Law elective units, plus 10 core Criminology and Justice units plus 1 x 8 unit major.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
LAW1117Torts I15
LAW1116Legal Process15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI1208Research Methods I15
LAW1218Torts II15
Elective Unit2 x Law Elective Units30
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2110Research Methods II15
LAW1113Criminal Law I15
LAW1111Contract Law I15
Unit from Majorx1 15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI2103Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
CRI2201Critical Aspects of Policing15
LAW1214Criminal Law II15
LAW1212Contract Law II15
Unit from Majorx115
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
LAW2102Property Law I15
LAW2104Constitutional Law I15
LAW2350Administrative Law15
Unit from Majorx115
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI3205Professional Ethics, Accountability and Integrity15
LAW2312Property Law II15
LAW2314Constitutional Law II15
Elective Unit2 x Law Elective Units30
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW3102Corporations Law15
LAW3103Equity15
LAW3855Human Rights Law15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Units15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW3106Evidence15
LAW3107Law of Trusts15
Unit from Majorx215
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Unit15
Year 5 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW4604Civil Procedure I15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unit3 x Law Elective Units45
Year 5 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW4614Civil Procedure II15
LAW4625Statutory Interpretation15
LAW4704Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility15
Unit from Majorx115
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Unit15

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or higher (in the LAW only component of this degree) after their fourth year of study may be invited to complete an Honours program. Those students will transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of criminology and Justice for their fifth and final year of study.

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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

Criminology and Justice

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adopt professional and ethical behaviour and/or personal citizenship that reflect the interrelationship between ethics, codes of conduct, justice and community service.
  2. Apply broad and coherent range of legal, criminology and justice knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical issues, incorporating international/global/cultural/Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
  3. Collaborate in team settings and demonstrate initiative to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate legal, criminology and justice knowledge, concepts and advice using relevant technologies clearly and persuasively.
  5. Exercise critical thinking, judgement and intellectual independence to evaluate, consolidate and synthesise knowledge relevant to legal and criminology issues.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique on own performance to support scholarship and personal and professional development, demonstrating autonomy, responsibility and accountability
  7. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in legal, criminology and justice-based situations
  8. Use digital technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise criminological information.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (LPBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $11,150 *

* 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 actual 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

Possible future job titles

Lawyer, Barrister, Legal Practitioner, Solicitor, Police Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Parole Officer, Youth Justice Officer, Prison Officer, Research and Policy Officer

Student
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"The program was challenging, stimulating and very exciting"
Leilani Kwan
Leilani KwanCriminology & Justice student

I am the first ECU student to participate in the Evidence Based Policing Internship Program with the WA Police, as part of my studies in the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice course at ECU.

This initiative is designed to provide high‑calibre university students the opportunity to gain practical experience and the chance to apply their research, evaluation, critical analysis and writing skills in a dynamic work environment.

My project consisted of data analysis, evaluative research, data selection and processing, which I found highly complementary to my existing course of study at ECU. I cannot emphasise enough the value of this experience.

It has provided me with a strong motivation to contribute to work efforts regarding crime and criminal justice.

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