Criminology at UNE

Why study Criminology at UNE?

The Bachelor of Criminology at UNE is an inter-disciplinary degree that draws upon areas of study such as criminology, forensic science, law and criminal justice, and the sociology of deviance. Students are able to choose a number of core and elective units that examine criminal law and procedures,  policing, prisons and punishment, forensic science, transnational organised crime, theories of crime, rural crime, crime prevention, Indigenous over-representation and juvenile delinquency. The degree also offers students the opportunity to undertake training in research methods and provides hands-on-experience  within the criminal justice system through UNE's WorkReady program. Criminology graduates can seek employment in a wide-range of sectors, including: border control, correctional facilities, crime prevention agencies, government and policy agencies, intelligence and security, juvenile justice, police service  and welfare.

The Criminology program at UNE is unique. It is the only program that offers a grounded approach to criminology because it considers crime in rural communities as well as urban places. UNE was the first Australian university to introduce a Bachelor of Criminology/Law double degree and  this has proven to be very popular with students. These degrees are taught by award winning academics widely recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. As UNE is a leader in distance education, the degree is ideally suited to professionals in human services looking to update or upgrade  their qualifications.

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