Behind every crime is a human story.
Some of Australia's most important social problems are waiting to be solved. Learn how to create innovative solutions to social issues and build a safer community in our Bachelor of Criminology.
Explore crime in its broader social context. Understand how both crime and our response to it are shaped by gender, race, power and money. You will learn how to solve real problems in your community and gain a deeper understanding of various specialised areas including forensic science, victimology, family violence, international crime, youth justice, prisons and deaths in custody.
With more than 45 years' experience teaching law and criminology, La Trobe is committed to the highest levels of excellence in teaching, practice and ethics.
Gain invaluable experience with internships and work placements. In your third year, you can choose to take on an industry placement at organisations like the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Corrections, Victoria Police or the Victims of Crime Tribunal.
You can build a career that makes a positive impact on your community.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Criminology, students must complete a total of 360 credit points across 3 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 3 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
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Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 WOMINJEKA LA TROBE: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ABS0WOM 1 0 CRIMINAL LAW FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS LCR1CLC 1 15 CRIMINOLOGY SKILLS LCR1CSS 1 15 FROM PRISONS TO DETENTION CENTRES: INTERROGATING CONTAINMENT LST1PDC 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL SYSTEM LCR1ALS 1 15 LAW AND (DIS)ORDER LST1LOJ 1 15 UNDERSTANDING CRIME LST1UNC 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW LCR2PSY 2 15 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE AND THE LAW LCR2FSL 2 15 JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY CASE MANAGEMENT LCR2001 2 15 POLICE, SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY LST2POL 2 15 SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS LST2SCR 2 15 VICTIMOLOGY: VICTIMS, JUSTICE AND THE LAW LST2VIC 2 15 BIG ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY LST3BIG 3 15 CRIME AND SOCIO-LEGAL RESEARCH LST3SLR 3 15 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE LCR3ICR 3 15
A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.
Capstone subjects are required subjects in your course or major that help you integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you gain to solve real world problems. Capstone subjects are often taken towards the end of your course.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points CRIMINAL LAW, ETHICS AND ACCOUNTABILITY LCR3ETA 3 15
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
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There is high demand for criminology experts. Skilled criminology professionals are needed in areas like corrections, crime prevention, intelligence, policy and juvenile justice.
La Trobe graduates will be ready to play a leading role in creating safer communities.
Possible career options include:
* Dependent on completing police training and internal promotion.