Specialisation

Major - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1069.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


This criminology major offers students the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way that particularly stresses social and cultural definitions of criminality and the reactions to it. Areas of focus include criminal justice institutions and practices; the development of criminology as a discipline and its various strands; forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies and debates; aspects of juvenile justice; First Peoples and criminal justice; the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment; law enforcement and surveillance; violence, gender and crime; cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Liverpool Campus Internal ssap@uws.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal ssap@uws.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Andrey Zheluk
WSU Online Online ssap@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Recommended Sequence - Liverpool, Penrith and Sydney City Campuses

Year 1

Autumn session

102709 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

102039 Crime, Deviance and Society

Year 2

Autumn session

102699 Youth Justice and Practice

Spring session

102708 Crime Prevention and Drugs

Please Note: In 2020, Sydney City Campus students should enrol in unit code 102038 instead of unit code 102708.

102038 Crime Prevention and Community

Choose one of

102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice
102711 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Please Note: In 2020, Sydney City Campus students should enrol in unit code 102036 instead of unit code 102711.

102036 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Year 3

Autumn session

102037 Perspectives in Criminology
101561 Gender, Crime and Violence

Spring session

Choose one of

102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice
102710 Crime, Media, Culture

Please Note: In 2020, Sydney City Campus students should enrol in unit code 101562 instead of unit code 102710.

101562 Culture and Crime

Recommended Sequence - WSU Online

Year 1

Trimester 2

102709 Introduction to Criminal Justice
102039 Crime, Deviance and Society

Trimester 3

102699 Youth Justice and Practice
102038 Crime Prevention and Community

Year 2

Trimester 4

Choose one of

102036 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice

Trimester 5

102037 Perspectives in Criminology
101561 Gender, Crime and Violence

Trimester 6

Choose one of

101562 Culture and Crime
102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The Specialisation Units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

102038 - Crime, Prevention and Community

101562 - Culture & Crime

101560 - Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

400684 - Juvenile, Crime & Justice

102036 - Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice



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