The Bachelor of Criminology will provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines relevant to criminology. Criminology is the study of crime and the criminal justice system and, with the ever-increasing reach of regulatory systems, there is an increasing focus on regulation and compliance in the justice sector more generally. Criminology has always been an interdisciplinary field of study which will enable you to integrate insights from sociology, philosophy, social theory, politics, psychology and other relevant disciplines to solve problems of crime, violence and conflict in society. Criminologists serve an important role in providing objective research and advice at all levels of policy-making from an evaluation of extensive government crime control initiatives through to proposals for local community anti-violence programs. Today criminologists increasingly work in fields of security, risk assessment and compliance in public and private sectors.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Criminology will enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The degree is relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, defence as well as public and private security and investigation. The degree is also relevant to careers in public policy and corporate risk analysis and careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviours such as human resource management, rehabilitation, business management, teaching, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, and special education.
|Duration||3 years full-time or 6 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||144|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||BCrim|
|AQF Level||Level 7: Bachelor Degree|
Indicative Year - 2022
|Rank Threshold||SR 62 | ATAR 62|
English (4/SA) or equivalent
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
• a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
• bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency. If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below. An International English Language Test Systems (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6, with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components. English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate. Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) is a society devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in the region and bringing together persons engaged in all aspects of the field. Graduates will be entitled to apply for membership of ANZSOC.
No Residential School for this course.
|CRIM13004 - This capstone unit enables students to apply the theories, content knowledge and skills they have learned to a workplace environment. Student work should involve finding solutions to a problem in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 1. Apply skills and knowledge developed in the course to criminology practice in a regulatory agency, criminal justice agency, government or other organisation involved in the prevention or regulation of criminal activity. 2. Evaluate and report work placement experiences and assess personal and professional growth, strengths and weaknesses in: (a) intellectual development (integration, problem identification, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making), (b) social development (social skills, initiative and independence), and (c) professional development (technical skills, time management and verbal and written communication). 3. Reflect upon and describe the careers, roles, relationships, responsibilities and activities of people engaged in the practice of criminology in the workplace. 4. Reflect upon, evaluate and report enhanced knowledge of criminology gained as a result of participation in work placement and the nature of the environment that supported such learning.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|KNOWLEDGE Develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture in contemporary and historical context using the respectful and appropriate protocols and terminology|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Engage in reflective self-evaluation of own cultural values and perspectives to proactively create an inclusive workplace that affirms and celebrates cultural diversity|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Display leadership by creating inclusive work environments and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 18||Total credit points: 108|
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Note that full-time students generally enrol in 24 credit points and part-time students (working more than 20 hours a week) generally enrol in a half-load i.e. 12 credit points per term.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|CRIM11001||Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|CRIM11002||Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis|
|LAWS11057||Introduction to Law|
|CRIM11003||Indigenous Australians and the Criminal Justice System|
|CRIM11004||Crime and Control|
|CRIM11005||Crime, Media and Power|
|CRIM11006||Criminal Intelligence Analysis|
|CRIM12002||Case Management Practice|
|CRIM12004||Understanding Violence and Conflict|
|CRIM12005||Community Justice Innovation|
|CRIM12006||Crimes of the Powerful|
|CRIM13001||Criminal Behaviour Analysis|
|CRIM13006||Justice Strategy and Alliances|
Students have a choice of either capstone, but not both - CRIM13003 Research Capstone or CRIM13004 Work placement Capstone. There are six electives.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|CRIM13003||Criminology Research Capstone|
|CRIM13004||Criminology Work Placement Capstone|
|Number of units: 6||Total credit points: 36|
There are six electives in the Bachelor of Criminology degree to be selected from the following list, or as approved by the Head of Course. Students must complete at least one level three elective.
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|HLTH11027||Foundations of Health|
|INDG11006||Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface|
|INDG11013||First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface|
|MGMT11167||Foundations of Social Innovation|
|PSYC11008||Biological Foundations of Psychology|
|PSYC11009||Fundamentals of Psychology 2: Psychological Literacy|
|PSYC11012||Research Methods 1|
|SOCL11055||Sociology of Australian Society|
|SOCL11059||Introducing Social Change|
|SOWK11014||Contemporary Human Services|
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|HLTH12028||Health Promotion Strategies|
|PSYC12010||Psychology Across the Lifespan|
|PSYC12047||Introduction to Data Analysis|
|INDG19015||Aboriginal Cultures and Country|
|INDG19016||Contemporary Indigenous Issues|
|SOCL19065||Rural Communities and Health|
|SOCL19070||Health and Medical Sociology|
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|MGMT13151||Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups|
|PBHL13001||Public Health and Environmental Sustainability|
|PBHL13002||Public Health Disaster Management|