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Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Program overview

If you’re interested in a career in justice or understanding the sociological and psychological characteristics of offenders and victims, then Bond’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is the degree for you. 

This program equips you with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills from foundational criminology and law subjects while enabling you to specialise further in criminology or advanced studies in psychology or law. 

Subjects include justice procedures, cybercrime, criminal law, explaining crime, miscarriages of justice, prevention and public safety, child protection and juvenile justice. 

You will be prepared with industry-relevant skills and knowledge for career options in justice-related positions across private, government, not-for-profit agencies aligned with professional roles in support, policy, and research sectors.

Program code: HS-20048

CRICOS code: 107663E

Program overview

If you’re interested in a career in justice or understanding the sociological and psychological characteristics of offenders and victims, then Bond’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is the degree for you. 

This program equips you with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills from foundational criminology and law subjects while enabling you to specialise further in criminology or advanced studies in psychology or law. 

Subjects include justice procedures, cybercrime, criminal law, explaining crime, miscarriages of justice, prevention and public safety, child protection and juvenile justice. 

You will be prepared with industry-relevant skills and knowledge for career options in justice-related positions across private, government, not-for-profit agencies aligned with professional roles in support, policy, and research sectors.

Program code: HS-20048

CRICOS code: 107663E

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Pathway to Criminology at Bond

About this program

The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology equips you with the practical and analytical skills needed in this rapidly changing world. Given shifting perceptions of crimes and harms and social inequities, this program interrogates profiles, patterns and trends, public and media influence on policy in how states respond, and situates crime events involving offenders, victims, and communities within cultural and historical contexts. It provides you with the knowledge and industry-facing practice that will help lead cultural and systemic change across a wide range of justice-oriented organisations.

The program encompasses theoretical and practical aspects of current and anticipated opportunities in the criminal justice workforce to gain a competitive advantage in employability outcomes. Subjects include criminal justice, cybercrime, criminal law, explanations for crime, miscarriages of justice and crime prevention.  You will be prepared with industry-relevant capacity for career options in justice-related positions across private, government, not-for-profit agencies aligned with professional roles in support, policy and research sectors.   

What you'll be studying

  • Study Overview

    The Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology is made up of 24 subjects (240 credit points). Taking a full-time study load of 40 credit points per semester, you can complete your undergraduate degree in 2 years (six semesters). 

    Study plans can be tailored to your interests and career aspirations with your choice of criminology, psychology specialisation, law specialisations, or general electives (six subjects from one study area).

Program features

  • Flexible study

    Tailor your studies to match your personal interests and career ambitions by choosing your own majors and electives. The opportunity to complete two – or even three – majors gives you the broadest possible choice of career options. You can explore those options further through work placements or for-credit internships.

  • Industry in the classroom

    Our criminology academics are renowned for their expertise in professional practice, teaching, and research, including high profile criminologist and author of three textbooks, Dr Wayne Petherick, leading criminologist and former Detective Inspector, Dr Terry Goldsworthy, and criminology researcher and academic Robyn Lincoln. 

    They bring a dynamic energy to the classroom with their interactive style, ground-breaking research projects, current cases, and contemporary justice debates.

  • Career support

    In addition to the industry connections, internship opportunities and job recommendations presented by our academics, the team at Bond’s Career Development Centre will work with you one-on-one to map out your career pathway and prepare you for the job application and interview process.

  • Make a difference

    Extracurricular programs such as Transformer and Beyond Bond let you work on real-life passion projects and volunteering programs as part of your studies.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • Senior Case Manager

    "My degree taught me a lot about the criminology industry and my lecturers were integral to the successful completion of my studies, providing invaluable advice and guidance throughout. Criminology was an area I was so interested in, I gained so much more from my studies, and it was evident my lecturers were also passionate about what they were teaching. Through my internship organised by Bond, I was able to secure employment in my current position through an internship organised by Bond."

    Daniele Juriansz - Alumna
  • Criminology

    "We are always updating our programs with new subjects in emergent areas of crime and justice, for example Cybercrime, Child Protection and Youth Justice. We supervise internships for our students for academic credit during the degree, and most are offered jobs and secure employment too."

    Robyn Lincoln - Assistant Professor
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Criminology

    "We are always updating our programs with new subjects in emergent areas of crime and justice, for example Cybercrime, Child Protection and Youth Justice. We supervise internships for our students for academic credit during the degree, and most are offered jobs and secure employment too."

    Robyn Lincoln - Assistant Professor
  • Senior Case Manager

    "My degree taught me a lot about the criminology industry and my lecturers were integral to the successful completion of my studies, providing invaluable advice and guidance throughout. Criminology was an area I was so interested in, I gained so much more from my studies, and it was evident my lecturers were also passionate about what they were teaching. Through my internship organised by Bond, I was able to secure employment in my current position through an internship organised by Bond."

    Daniele Juriansz - Alumna
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