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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

Be a part of the solution to crime

Criminology involves examination of the causes and consequences of complex crime and criminal justice issues. Who commits crimes and why? How is crime measured? How does society respond to crime? Students pursuing a degree in this engrossing field learn how crime affects the community at every level. With a degree in criminology and criminal justice from Griffith, you'll learn to understand the motivations of crime and how to implement strategies to combat it. You'll learn to use research to identify social issues that lead to crime. You'll understand what makes criminals tick as well as how to circumvent negative impacts on society.

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Online, 8 – 19 June

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Study criminology and criminal justice at Griffith

Explore the causes of crime and society's response

Hear from Professor Anna Stewart, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Danielle Reynald, Senior Lecturer; and Doug Cheal, Intelligence Officer at Queensland Police Service.

Griffith has one of the world's largest and most respected criminology schools. By studying with the leading criminology school in Queensland you’ll benefit from our international research reputation, and the opportunity to learn from leaders in each of the diverse fields of criminology.

Our degrees teach the specialised knowledge and skills necessary for a very rewarding career in the criminal justice system. Our double degrees in Law, Information Technology, Human Services and Sciences, broaden your options to follow many stimulating career paths.

Industry placements

Our industry connections provide unique learning experiences, giving you insight into the criminal justice profession by working with an agency matched to your career aspirations. You’ll connect with government and industry agencies giving you the chance to build your professional skills and critical networks before you graduate.

Study your way

We are leaders in online criminology education and have been teaching digitally for over a decade. Create your study plan to fit with your existing commitments such as work and family. With the flexibility of studying in person at one of our campuses, online through our Digital campus, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices

Learn from the experts

Criminology research at Griffith is rated as ‘well above world standard’ according to the Excellence in Research Australia report (2018). Griffith has one of the world's largest and most respected criminology schools, giving you the advantage of our international research reputation, and the opportunity to learn from leaders in each of the diverse fields of criminology.

Expand your qualifications

Your criminology and criminal justice capabilities can be boosted by doing a double degree with courses such as Law, Information Technology, Forensic or Psychological Science, Human Services and Government and International Relations.

Meg Giles

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Bachelor of Information Technology

Taking a combination of on-campus and online classes has given Meg Giles the flexibility to continue working full-time while still pursuing her passions. After completing a Diploma of Justice at TAFE Meg Gilles enrolled in the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith. She hopes to work in counter-intelligence or cyber-crime. Meg says, “Studying online has been amazing and given me flexibility - It meant I could still work fulltime without the need to extend my degree”. Online and trimesters also allowed Meg to visit her family in South Australia over the summer - “I was still able to complete my studies even though I was on the move and in a different state.”

Meg Giles

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Make a difference in the lives of people impacted by crime

The skills you acquire throughout your course of study will open the door to a multitude of career options. Our graduates pursue career paths in government, corporate and not-for profit organisations, working in fields such as:

  • Policing and security
  • Intelligence
  • Probation and parole
  • Child protection
  • Crime analysis
  • Courts and justice services
  • Crime prevention
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Research and policy
  • Community welfare and victim support
With crime also becoming an international concern due to the growth of organised networks, global digital technology and the threat of terrorism, there are many more avenues for career advancement.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 6 July — Wednesday 8 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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