Arts and Criminology - A2012
Tackle crime and inequality at the same time as developing a global societal perspective with this double degree. Gain invaluable knowledge from combining an understanding of humanities and intercultural competencies while studying the depths of criminology and the justice system.
Both of these Bachelor degrees will teach you how to look at problems you see locally and globally, and apply the knowledge you’ve learned to develop solutions. You will be equipped to identify what credible evidence is, understand how to measure and analyse the impact of policy, and develop informed, independent thinking skills. Take the opportunity to combine criminology with areas of study that offer a natural pairing such as psychology, sociology, behavioural studies, gender studies, anthropology, languages, journalism and philosophy.
The Bachelor of Arts allows you to choose from over forty areas of study, and to develop the research skills, advanced discipline knowledge and self-reliance to acquire information, assess evidence and convey complex ideas. You will be able to enrich your global awareness through a multitude of internship, professional engagement and overseas study opportunities such as the Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee, preparing you to live and work in complex and culturally diverse environments while building a community of like-minded peers. You'll develop a rich understanding of human difference and communication, and the complexities of social organisation.
The Bachelor of Criminology is the study of crime and social control: how we define it, what causes it, and how we respond to it provide a window into our society. The degree will give you an understanding of victimisation and perpetration, and inequality and its impacts. You will consider the local, national and global aspects of crime and justice while assessing society’s changing responses. Learn about crime committed by individuals, groups, organisations and states and the mechanisms of the criminal justice system including police, courts and corrections. You will engage with policy leaders in crime and justice, and experience criminal justice in action in a range of international, national and local contexts. Take the opportunity to combine criminology with areas of study that offer a natural pairing such as psychology, sociology, behavioural studies, gender studies, anthropology.
With a double degree in Arts and Criminology, you will cultivate skills in critically evaluating evidence, developing your own supported arguments, and understanding of the possibilities and challenges of reform. You will become an expert in your chosen discipline, and will be work ready, equipped with the core skills employers in all sectors are looking for.