Criminology - A2008
Crime, how we define it, how we understand its causes, and the ways we respond to it provides a window into a society’s challenges, values and aspirations. The Bachelor of Criminology offers a world-leading program to equip you with the professional skills, specialist knowledge and key capabilities relevant to careers in a wide range of Criminology related fields.
Throughout your course, you’ll learn to identify credible evidence, to understand how to measure and analyse the impact of policy, and you’ll be challenged to apply abstract knowledge and to develop solutions to real-world problems of crime and justice.
The Bachelor of Criminology offers options to develop specialist knowledge of specific criminal concerns such as sexual violence, gendered violence, punishment, criminal justice processes, marginalisation, drugs, cybercrimes, risk and surveillance, victimisation and perpetration, youth crime and crime prevention and transnational justice practices. You will also have opportunities to travel internationally to meet criminal justice experts across Asia, Europe and the Americas; to undertake field trips; and to participate in internships. Examples of previous internships include the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), Monash City Council, City of Casey, the National Coronial Information System (NCIS), Neighbourhood Watch Victoria, the Refugee Legal Centre, and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.
Along the way you’ll develop informed, independent thinking and problem solving skills. You’ll consider the local, national and global aspects of crime and justice, and become familiar with a range of lenses for considering and assessing the efficiency and impact of society’s changing understandings and responses to crime. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of victimisation and perpetration, inequality and its impacts, and approaches to understanding crime and difference. You’ll learn about crime committed by individuals, groups, organisations and states, and the mechanisms of the criminal justice system including police, courts and corrections.
On completion, you’ll be prepared to work in a broad range of professional domains, including: the Police Force, the Courts system, the Office of Corrections, Department of Justice, Anti-Corruption organisations, Attorney-General’s Departments, Community Legal Centres, Human Rights Organisations, International Criminal Justice Organisations, a range of private companies responding to issues of crime, and a range of non-governmental organisations in which Criminology specialist skills will provide a key competitive advantage.
Our Advisory Board is made up of industry experts with direct links to government, community and research. Our current board members are Associate Professor Anna Eriksson (Director, Bachelor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University), Kevin Casey (Assistant Commissioner, Victoria Police, People Development Command), Professor Arie Freiberg (Chair of the Sentencing Advisory Council, Victoria and Tasmania), Dr Mark Shaw (Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime), Dr Emma Cassar (Commissioner Corrections Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety), and Professor Rebecca Wickes (Director, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University).