Specialisation

Sub-major - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1091.1

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


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1818.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
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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 sub-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
WSU Online Online ssap@uws.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points from the units listed below.

Recommended Sequence - Liverpool and Penrith campuses

Autumn session

102709 Introduction to Criminal Justice
102699 Youth Justice and Practice
102037 Perspectives in Criminology
101561 Gender, Crime and Violence

Spring session

102039 Crime, Deviance and Society
102708 Crime Prevention and Drugs
102711 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice
102710 Crime, Media, Culture

Recommended Sequence - WSU Online

Trimester 2

102039 Crime, Deviance and Society
102709 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Trimester 3

102699 Youth Justice and Practice
102708 Crime Prevention and Drugs

Trimester 4

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

Trimester 5

102037 Perspectives in Criminology
101561 Gender, Crime and Violence

Trimester 6

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

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The Specialisation Units listed below count towards completion of this sub-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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