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Criminology & Justice

What makes someone commit a crime? Understanding the causes of crime and working one-on-one with law-breakers can help criminologists and other justice system professionals prevent people from re-offending. Want to make the community safer?

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In Criminology & Justice courses, students examine the nature of crime and social control, and a broad range of justice-related areas, including policing, courts, law, corrections and alternative dispute resolution.

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  • Building safer communities through improved police practice

  • Criminology at ECU

  • Studying Criminology and Justice at ECU


  • "The opportunities are endless"

    Anthony Scott

    Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice

    Anthony Scott talks about his Criminology and Justice study experience at ECU.

  • "Being able to work on The Innocence Project drew me to ECU"
    Georgia Williams

    Georgia Williams

    ECU Psychology, Criminology and Justice graduate

    ECU's Psychology and Criminology course offered units no other universities offered, including The Innocence Project. This hands-on project allows us to investigate real cases of alleged wrongful conviction. It has been extremely beneficial to work on this in teams, and use practical skills.

    The facilities are excellent and being able to study online is very helpful and convenient. This allowed me to continue my course when I moved interstate temporarily.

    The lecturers I had were fantastic; all friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. The entire study experience at ECU has been rewarding, enjoyable and has helped me grow as a person.

  • "Studying Criminology & Justice at ECU can prepare you for a wide range of occupations"

    Declan Brooks-Crew

    Criminology & Justice student

    This course takes learnings from fields like Psychology, Social Science and Forensics and applies them to the world of crime. ECU Criminology & Justice student Declan Brooks-Crew tells us more.

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