Why study Criminal Justice?
Crime is a fascinating and complex area of research and study. Criminal Justice provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand crime, why people commit crime, crime prevention and the criminal justice system. The broad-ranging course examines and critically analyses regional, rural and urban crime, the various policies designed to prevent crime, and issues such as public safety, forensic psychology, causes of deviant behaviour and public security. Students can combine their interest in specific crime-related areas, such as victims of crime, policing, criminal profiling and crime prevention, to develop a career in either the public or private sector.
Where can it lead?
Career opportunities for a Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice) graduate include:
- Community Corrections Officer
- Court officer
- Police officer (requires additional training)
- Paralegal worker
- Government departments (eg Department of Justice, Attorney-General’s Dept)