Criminology explores the causes and effects of crime, as well as criminal thought processes and the public’s reaction to criminal behaviour. It is the study of crime and criminal behaviour. This involves the study of criminal behaviour, policing, and transnational and international crimes. You will gain an understanding of how countries respond to crimes through the criminal justice system.
Solving crimes requires proficiency in a diverse set of skills across several fields. Hence, scientific approaches to research are undertaken in criminology through a multi-disciplinary approach.
By studying Criminology, you will learn about the social and psychological factors that drive criminals behaviour, as well as understand the criminal justice system in order to anticipate crime and apprehend its perpetrators.
What do Criminologists do?
A criminologist’s day-to-day involves fieldwork and opportunities to gather evidence at crime scenes and attend autopsies, along with analytical work and reports done in the office.
Criminologists’ expertise have made them invaluable in supporting police efforts and improving crime prevention, and suitable to be advisors and even educators. Some of the concepts Criminologists have helped to pioneer include community-oriented policing (working closely with communities) and predictive policing (using statistics to identify crime zones).
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The programme can be completed in 16-24 months instead of 28-36 months. Applicants with a Polytechnic Diploma may be exempted from up to 12 units and can gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. Applicants with a Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diploma or a private Diploma may be exempted from up to 8 units and can also gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. You also have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace while you are working.