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Be a part of the solution to crime
Griffith is ranked No.1 for Law and Criminology in Australia, and we have one of the largest criminology academic communities in the world.
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.
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.
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.”
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
- Probation and parole
- Child protection
- Crime analysis
- Courts and justice services
- Crime prevention
- Regulatory agencies
- Research and policy
- Community welfare and victim support
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