Master of Criminology and

Criminal Justice

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.

The program introduces social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the program in policing, community development, crime prevention, law and behaviour and social science research methods, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and further customise your degree through elective studies.


Skills:

Students will develop the cognitive, technical and communication skills to:

  • demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on criminological theory and professional practice
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex crime-related problems, concepts and theories and to apply established criminological theories to different bodies of knowledge or operational practice in criminal justice agencies
  • generate and evaluate complex contemporary crime and criminal justice ideas and concepts at an abstract level communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to key stakeholder groups in the criminal justice system
  • theorise, design, analyse and evaluate about evidence based policies that contribute to criminal justice system practice or scholarship
 

Career Prospects:

Graduates from this course typically pursue careers in criminal justice-related fields, including crime prevention, community development, security, policing, corrections, family services, law, justice administration and policy, customs, mental and community health, local government, military services and criminal justice research organisations.

Course and qualification provided by:

Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Course and qualification provided by:

Postgraduate studies in criminology and criminal justice provide a pathway to professional advancement for those working in these fields. The Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to provide an overview of criminological theory and research, the workings of the criminal justice system and allied organisations, insight into key policy debates and an understanding of research methods.

The program introduces social and psychological explanations of crime, as well as contemporary debates in criminological theory. Beyond the core elements of the program in policing, community development, crime prevention, law and behaviour and social science research methods, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and further customise your degree through elective studies.