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Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Federation University Australia
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Ballarat
English
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Program description

This degree will prepare you for work in state and federal police, in courts and corrections, government departments and for work in community based agencies delivering criminal justice programs.

You’ll learn to understand crime data, why crime rates and types vary in different countries and across remote, regional and urban settings. You’ll also learn to evaluate the effectiveness of different crime prevention strategies and policies, as well as develop a knowledge of criminal justice programs in international jurisdictions.

You will engage with debates about the interaction between the criminal justice system and groups in society who are over represented as victims, offenders or both.  Consider the influence of factors such as disadvantage, ethnicity, aboriginality, disability, age and gender and the effect of these factors on access to justice.

In this degree, students develop the practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for work or further study. Assessments are informed by practical examples of the requirements of industry, practical experience in the field and presentations by those already in the field. This program also offers foundational research knowledge for students wanting to pursue post graduate studies or who would like to develop their research skills in industry. You can also choose a minor or second major from one of the following study areas including Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies (Psychology) and the Bachelor of Social Science. The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses. The university has a distinguished history as the University of Ballarat, one of Australia’s oldest higher education...


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