Major - Criminology and Criminal Justice

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1018.1

Related Courses

1667.2 Bachelor of Social Science

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; 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.

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Autumn session

101563 Contemporary Perspectives in Criminology
101561 Gender, Crime and Violence
101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice
400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice

Spring session

101562 Culture and Crime
101559 Introduction to Criminology
101558 Prisons and Punishment
101564 Victimisation and Crime Prevention

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