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Criminology Courses

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About Criminology

Criminology courses offer a window into a fascinating field that encompasses the study of crime, responses to crime and crime prevention strategies. You can choose from a number of degree programs, including a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a double Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws degree or a Master of Forensic Mental Health. Best of all, you can choose to study many criminology courses online, allowing you the flexibility of studying when and where you want.

If you have a strong sense of social justice and are looking for a job with meaning, the study of crime and criminal justice may be a good direction for you. Depending on the career path you wish to explore, you could find yourself studying exciting courses in criminal psychology, forensic science or pathology, criminal justice, social science or forensic mental health.

A criminology degree can lead you to jobs in government, correctional services, policing, social work, intelligence and policymaking.

Potential criminology career outcomes include: Community Development Officer, Policy and Project Officer, Corrections Officer, Immigration Officer, Parole Officer, Social Justice Researcher, Policy Analyst, Project Manager, Research Designer.

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice online course by Griffith University is a broad-based social science degree examining crime and the criminal justice system.


As a graduate of this program, you can find employment in both private enterprise and government departments in criminal justice areas such as policing, corrections, justice, security, regulatory law enforcement, crime prevention and customs.


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Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice Course unit

This online Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice unit from Griffith University offers you an introductory look into the field of criminology.



Delivered by Griffith University, the unit examines the nature of crime, and explores the physiological and sociological theories of criminality.


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Introduction to Policing Course unit

If you’re studying criminology, this Introduction to Policing unit will give you all the information you need about the police force and its role in Australia.


This unit from Griffith University will teach you about the history, structure and recruitment processes of contemporary policing.


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Police, Courts and Criminal Law Course unit

Understand the procedures around criminal investigations and trials with this online Police, Courts and Criminal Law unit of study.


You can apply the knowledge gained in this unit to a Bachelor of Criminology, delivered by Griffith University, preparing you for a career in law enforcement.


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Crime Analysis and Investigation Course unit

This online unit in Crime Analysis and Investigation is provided by Griffith University and aims is to give students the practical skills needed for a career in crime analysis. Students will learn how to apply a systematic framework to crime analysis, and will learn how to implement various forms of intervention and make tactical decisions.



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Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology

Study this Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology course and delve into the motivations and psychology behind criminal activity.


As a student of this online course, you will cover psychology, law, policing, forensic science and forensic psychology, giving you a well-rounded education in this fascinating field.


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Criminology Skills Course unit

Students in the Criminology Skills unit offered online by Griffith University will find out what it takes to pursue a criminal justice degree and job.


You will learn about the academic materials used to study criminology and how to best situate yourself to enter the field professionally.


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Doing Criminology Course unit

This online Doing Criminology unit through OUA and Griffith University is a social science subject that uses a combination of psychology and sociology to understand criminal behaviour, the criminal justice system and communities’ response to crime.


Core competencies include criminal justice research methodologies and the study of the most up-to-date criminological literature. You will learn the logic of social science research methodology and how to apply those principles through research projects


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Homicide Course unit

The Homicide unit offered online by Griffith University uses real-world examples and multiple perspectives to explore how violent crimes are carried out and dealt with.


You will discuss how violent offences are detected and analysed before learning how the acts are prosecuted in the criminal justice system.


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Introduction to Forensic Psychology Course unit

Discover what it’s like to work as a forensic psychologist with this online Introduction to Forensic Psychology unit from Griffith University.


The unit covers research used within criminal justice settings, and examines the use of psychological assessments in court, prisons and in predicting criminal behaviour.


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Offender Profiling Course unit

Delivered by Griffith University, Offender Profiling is an online unit that introduces students to the key approaches and processes of profiling in a criminology context.


The unit focuses on high order critical thinking, synthesis and evaluation of information in order to prepare students for a career in the field of criminal justice.


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Punishment, Justice and Reform Course unit

Punishment, Justice and Reform is a criminology unit, offered by Griffith University, examining the Australian criminal justice system from a sociological standpoint.


This online unit provides insight into the penological principles that inform punishment and sentencing in Australia and investigates the social and psychological impacts of imprisonment.


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Race, Crime and Justice Course unit

Critically examine contemporary issues of ethnicity in the criminal justice system with this online Race, Crime and Justice unit from Griffith University.


The unit draws heavily upon the Australia context and has a strong focus on Indigeneity and patterns seen across victimisation, law making and criminal offences.


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Rehabilitating Offenders Course unit

Rehabilitating Offenders is an online unit provided by Griffith University, which explores strategies for changing criminal behaviour based on psychological principles and research.


You will evaluate the ethical, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding a variety of rehabilitative approaches in both institutional and community settings.


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Sociology of Crime Course unit

Gain a deeper understanding of major crimes in the 19th, 20th and early 21st century with this online Sociology of Crime unit from Griffith University.


The unit pays particular attention to street crime, white-collar crime and violence between partners or intimates.


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Statistics for Social Research Course unit

Learn how to analyse quantitative data by studying this online Statistics for Social Research unit from Griffith University.


The unit is ideal for professionals and students working in the field of social sciences who have little or no prior knowledge of statistics.


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Theories of Justice Course unit

Theories of Justice is an online political philosophy unit, offered by Macquarie University, equipping students with comprehensive knowledge of varied social justice concepts.


You will also study the application of social justice concepts via legal frameworks and the social, political and economic factors influencing their application in local and international settings.


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Understanding Social Problems Course unit

Learn how social problems such as crime arise with this online Understanding Social Problems unit from Griffith University.


The unit develops your critical thinking skills and examines a range of social problems such as illegal drug use, domestic violence and terrorism.


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Victimology Course unit

Victimology is an online unit provided by Griffith University that looks at the rise of victimisation.


Studying this unit, you will examine the role of the victim of crime as opposed to the perpetrator.


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Youth Justice Course unit

This online unit in Youth Justice, delivered by Griffith University, explores the historical, sociological and criminological factors affecting youth justice.


It will broaden your understanding of the ways in which young offenders experience the judicial system, and provides a background to the legislative and agency support mechanisms available for youths.


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