JST445 Criminology Honours Dissertation Part-time (32)


Students undertaking the criminology honours dissertation should demonstrate a clear understanding of a specific field of study at an advanced level. They should demonstrate clear thinking and an ability to integrate theory and method in a logical manner. The student must be able to work in a concentrated way over an extended period and must present their research in a scholarly fashion. This subject requires students to engage in original research and submit a 15,000 word dissertation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST445
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:
On campus-one session, distance education-two sessionsHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

JST436 and JST437

Enrolment restrictions

Limited to students enrolled in Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) (Honours). Not available to students who have completed JST439.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate rigorous engagement in original research in order to address an area of criminological concern
- be able to critically use theory in the development of an original research project
- be able to present an original research project in a scholarly manner


The subject will cover the following topics:
- individual design of a research project - design and successful completion of an ethics application where applicable - undertaking the research project - presenting the findings of the research project in a scholarly fashion as an honours dissertation


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.