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Bachelor of Psychology, Criminology and Justice

Course code W73New in 2020

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of psychology, criminology, or justice, or those who wish to be employed within the criminal justice system.

The course equips students with skills in analysing, researching behaviour and explaining interactions between people and their environment.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W73

Fees

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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

W73

CRICOS code

0100523

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

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 or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1115Psychology of Motivation and Emotion15
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1210Biopsychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI2201Critical Aspects of Policing15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2102Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY2105Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences15
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2101Professional Skills - Case Management15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
PSY2204Learning, Memory and Cognition15
CRI2103Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
CRI2202Youth Justice15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3105Advanced Methods of Psychological Inquiry15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
Plus, select one unit from the following:
CRI3105 ^Community Corrections (Theory and Practice)15
CRI3112 ^Operational Policing15
LAW4130 ^Innocence Project15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
PSY3225Applications of Psychological Literacy15
Plus, select two units from the following:
CRI3109 ^International Human Rights15
CRI3206 ^Misconduct and Corruption Prevention15
LAW4130 ^Innocence Project15

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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.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical discipline situations.
  2. Communicate psychology, criminology and justice knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions and responses relevant to psychology, criminology and justice.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex psychology, criminology and justice knowledge/problems.
  7. Use digital technologies and psychology, criminology and justice related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate psychology, criminology and justice methods.

Fees and Scholarships

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Scholarships

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

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include case management in the criminal justice system, human resources management, education, rehabilitation, business, mental health, and the administration and provision of social services, and performing in any job or role that involves understanding and guiding human behaviour, showing empathy and compassion, and displaying skills such as the ability to evaluate the needs of a client, write formal reports, and keep accurate and organised records; in particular, this double major of psychology, criminology and justice prepares students for work within the criminal justice system, or for further postgraduate studies in psychology, criminology and justice.

Possible future job titles

Criminology and justice system worker, counsellor, public sector worker, government agency worker, market researcher, children and family service provider, marketer, human resource worker, statistician, mental health services worker

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