What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (BCCJ) is an innovative and interdisciplinary field of study with a real world focus designed to explore your interests in crime, deviance, social control and the legal system. Contemporary criminological scholars investigate a broad range of topics including justice, conflict, risk, security, policing, state crime, alternative justice systems, criminalisation and regulation. Key concerns include the nature of crime, how crime is defined and measured, why people commit crime and how societies might respond. Criminologists tackle real world i social problems including victimisation, juvenile justice, drug-related harm, community safety, indigenous justice, organised crime and corrections. Criminology is shaped by scholars in law, philosophy, psychology and sociology, and other interdisciplinary fields including history, politics, economics, architecture, and cultural studies.
The Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice can be completed full-time in Single mode (normally 3 years), in Dual mode (the equivalent of two years full-time) or part-time. The basic requirements of the program are simple. The program has a depth component and a breadth component. Students enrolled in Single mode do both the depth and breadth component while students enrolled in Dual mode only complete the depth component.
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
The Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice program gives students the skills to apply the social sciences to criminological problems. The program will provide students with a coherent program of knowledge about crime, its causes and social construction, the history and operation of crime control institutions, and the outcomes of criminal justice policies.
The Graduate Attributes for this Program are as follows:
An understanding of the key concepts and theoretical approaches which have been developed in relation to crime, deviance, victimisation, criminalisation, criminal justice, penal practice, crime control and policing;
A critical awareness of how crime, deviance and victimisation are socially and legally constructed, and of the main agents and institutions which respond to crime and deviance, as found in the mass media, in official reports and in public opinion;
An understanding of complex social problems and the relationships between them in terms of criminological theory, theories of policing and of crime control, theories of penal practice and evidence, and the major theories deployed throughout the social sciences;
An understanding of the dimensions of social divisions and social diversity including an ability to understand and demonstrate the relationship of social class, gender, age, race and ethnicity, disabilities, health and other salient aspects of diversity in relation to offending, crime control, policing, criminal justice and penal systems;
An understanding of the value of comparative analysis and a critical awareness of the local, national and international contexts of crime, criminalisation, policing, criminal justice and penal practice, policy and policy processes;
The capacity to engage critically with fundamental questions about ethics, justice and human rights including an understanding of the human rights principles which are applicable to the different stages of the criminal justice process, policing and penal practice;
Skills in oral and written communication including an ability to communicate a reasoned argument clearly and logically, an ability to take part in and evaluate open minded discussion and debate, and an ability to target information to different audiences using a different range of media and text types.
Area(s) of Specialisation
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).
Applicants can have a high school studies or foundation studies recognized prior study and a university transfer.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies
€18,201.00 (US$ 21,426) per year
26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019
University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia