Bachelor of Criminal Justice

includes:

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Criminal Justice BCrimJustice

Availability

Bachelor of Criminal Justice (1417JC)

On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Criminal Justice must meet the following Admission Requirements:

* A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)

OR

* Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

OR

* A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.

OR

* 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification

OR

* Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

OR

* Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years full time or equivalence, demonstrated by a detailed resume.

English Language Proficiency
Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements apply.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning will be assessed on an individual basis. Students who believe they may be eligible for credit based on prior study should make an application for credit.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of:

  • 13 Core subjects (104 points)
  • 11 Elective subjects
    • a minimum of 9 subjects (72 points) are to be taken from the list of restricted electives, grouped below
    • a maximum of 2 subjects (16 points) may be taken from any CSU undergraduate university subject for which the student has met the prerequisite and/or assumed knowledge.

Core Subjects

JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
COM120 Reasoning and Writing
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
SOC205 Social Research
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Restricted Electives

Subjects have been grouped to provide a guide for students who wish to focus their electives in a particular area.

Criminology
JST201 Criminal Law and Process
JST228 Police and the Community
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST319 Evidence Law and Procedure
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST338 Crime, Media & Culture
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Policing/Public Safety and Security
JST117 Introduction to Intelligence
EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
JST226 Introduction to Police Investigations
JST228 Police and the Community
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST319 Evidence Law and Procedure
JST322 Crime Reduction
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST346 Criminal Investigations in Culturally & Ethically Diverse Societies
JST350 Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime & Warfare in the 21st Century
JST351 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

Welfare
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS205 Child Abuse and Protection
HCS310 Mental Health and Mental Disorder
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
LAW221 Law for Human Services
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL218 Developing Cross-cultural Competencies
WEL229 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

History and Politics
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
PHL209 Theories of Justice
POL205 Political Ideas
POL210 Politics of Identity
POL213 Australian Government and Politics
POL303 Organised Crime
POL305 Politics and the Media

Psychology (Core - PSY101 Prerequisite)
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY202 Developmental Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY203 Social Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY304 Psychopathology (assumed knowledge)
PSY305 Psychology of Personality (assumed knowledge)

Psychology (Applied - PSY111 prerequisite)
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY211 Psychology of Crime
PSY214 Health Psychology
PSY216 Psychology of Aging
PSY218 Psychology of Addiction
PSY313 Psychology and the Legal System
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC212 Class: Images and Reality
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society

Enrolment Pattern

Year 1 Session 1 (30)
JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
COM120 Reasoning and Writing

Year 1 Session 2 (60)
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
Restricted Elective

At this point students who are considering pursuing a career in the NSW Police Force and ultimately undertaking the Associate Degree in Policing Practice should consult their Course Admin Officer for advice on a study pattern for year 2.

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
SOC205 Social Research
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology (or PSY101 for students wanting to take electives from the Psychology Core specialisation)

Year 2 Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Year 3 Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Part Time
Year 1 Session 1 (30)
JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
COM120 Reasoning and Writing

Year 1 Session 2 (60)
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 2 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
JST204 Young People and Crime

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology
SOC205 Social Research

Year 3 Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing

Year 4 Session 1 (30)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 4 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 5 Session 1 (30)
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
Restricted Elective

Year 5 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 6 Session 1 (30)
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Year 6 Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
Open Elective

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

JST313 Investigative Interviewing

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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