Bachelor of Arts

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Criminology provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of crime, including causes of crime and different techniques used to control crime, within the broader context of the criminal justice system. Criminology aims to develop specific knowledge in various crime types, including street crime, crimes in the home, serious and organised crime, transnational crime and terrorism, and key topic areas such as victims of crime, media representations of crime, surveillance and privacy, policing and security; and theoretical and practical skills in understanding and responding to crime problems.

Career outcomes

Promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies and a range of law enforcement and anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government, correctional services, community services and private security industries.


ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology (Core)

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR210Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR213Crime, Terrorism and Security

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202Criminology Theory (Core)

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR302Criminology Research (Core)

Major study - students must complete six core units: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302.


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