JST438 Criminology Honours Fieldwork (16)


This subject will introduce students to working within the criminal justice 'industry'. This will require them to build on existing knowledge in developing and presenting a policy report after extensive and ongoing collaboration with industry and university personnel. Students will undertake a placement with a criminal justice agency or organisation in order to engage in policy development.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST438
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to deconstruct criminal justice policy and rhetoric
- be able to develop a useful policy report for criminal justice agencies and organisations
- be able to critically reflect on criminal justice policy processes
- be able to effectively present outcomes of policy investigations
- be able to demonstrate the ability to be reflexive by maintaining a journal


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Intersections between policy, theory, development and implementation - Three briefing sessions throughout the semester incorporating pre-placement, liaison issues and debriefing - Industry placement


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.