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Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)

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  • Objectives
    This program will provide a general introduction to the broad range of issues discussed within criminological theories. Students will be provided with both knowledge and research skills and techniques required for analysis of criminological issues and an understanding of how to critically evaluate public research.
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships Some students without practical workplace experience, or with workplace experience in a field different from their studies, choose to undertake an internship as part of their degree. This intensely practical professional development approach fosters graduates who are ready, willing and able to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact in the workplace.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, Bond College Certificate
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology)
  • Course description
    Professional Outcomes

    Graduates of this program could find opportunities in the areas of research, teaching, intelligence analysis, program development, service delivery and consulting. They could expect to be employed in areas such as state and federal agencies, law enforcement or crime research, specially convened tribunals, police, community welfare and so on.  Students with a background in areas such as journalism, psychology, public relations and international relations could also benefit from completing studies in this area.

    Combined Degrees

    Students can combine this degree with any other undergraduate degree at Bond (except Medicine) to suit their professional and personal interests. Bond's three-semester academic year allows students to complete two degrees in the same time it would take to complete just one degree at other universities (dependant upon degree combination).

    Program Structure
    Core Subjects

    Every Bachelor degree student at Bond is required to complete at least one subject from each of the following four discipline clusters
    Communication (1)

        * CORE11-100 Communication Skills
        * CORE11-101 Public Speaking: Presentation Skills for Leaders

    Outcomes: To communicate effectively in writing, speaking and visual; to understand the nature of communication processes and sources of difficulty in communication.
    Information Technology (1)

        * CORE11-110 Information Technology 1
        * CORE11-111 Business Applications of IT

    Outcomes: To work effectively with contemporary information technology; to evaluate critically the current and future role of computing technology in the storage, retrieval and processing of information.
    Values (1)

        * CORE11-120 Cultural and Ethical Values
        * CORE11-120 Contemporary Issues in Law and Society

    Outcomes: To appreciate the foundation of moral, ethical and social theories and their relevance to issues of public concern and debate; to use theoretical ideas in formulating arguments about how particular issues should be resolved.
    Organisations (1)

        * CORE11-130 Strategic Management
        * CORE11-131 Entrepreneurship

    Outcomes: To appreciate the natural, dynamic and strategic positioning of organisations within their environments; to appreciate the nature of effective work in groups.
    Criminology major (12)

    Twelve (12) subjects drawn from the following:

        * CRIM11-100 Crime and Deviance in Australia
        * CRIM11-110 Criminological Research Methods
        * CRIM11-114 Media and Crime
        * CRIM12-204 The Australian Criminal Justice System
        * CRIM12-205 Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
        * CRIM12-207 Criminal Motivations
        * CRIM12-208 Crime Prevention
        * CRIM12-209 Theories of Crime
        * CRIM12-210 Forensic Victimology
        * CRIM12-213 Global Criminology
        * CRIM13-306 Criminal Profiling
        * CRIM13-311 Applied Behavioural Evidence Analysis
        * CRIM13-315 Miscarriages of Justice
        * CRIM13-350 Case Studies in Forensic Science

    Electives (8)

    Any eight (8) other subjects of which at least four (4) must come from the H&SS list of undergraduate subjects.

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