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Title Criminology
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal)
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Restriction Stand alone major
Description Criminology is the study of crime and criminals. In this Major you will gain an
understanding of criminal law and how the state responds to crime through the
criminal justice system. This involves the study of policing, the history of crime,
criminal behaviour and transnational and international crime. Students study the
causes and prevention of crime from a multidisciplinary approach.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings This Major is not available on the South Street campus and is not available as a Major in the Bachelor of Criminology.

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements This Major is not available on the South Street campus and is not available as a
Major in the Bachelor of Criminology.
Major Learning Outcomes 1. Explain the causes/interventions/prevention of criminal behaviour from
sociological, historical, legal and psychological perspectives;
2. Distinguish between various types of international and transnational crime
utilising the relevant legal and policy dimensions.
3. Communicate in a manner consistent with the norms of criminology for a
range of audiences;
4. From a criminology perspective, critically analyse contemporary research
findings to produce evidence based conclusions; and
5. Through independent enquiry apply knowledge and skill that recognise
diversity and the rights and perspectives of others in various contexts.
Employment Prospects Suitable for employment opportunities within the criminal justice system and
government departments.
Excluded Double Majors Crime Science; Criminal Behaviour; Legal Studies
Excluded Minors Crime Science
Main research areas Criminology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

BRD205 Crime through the Ages - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

BSL391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

CRM100 Introduction to Criminology - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

CRM201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal

CRM203 Criminal Behaviour - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

CRM219 International and Transnational Crimes - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

CRM389 Psychology and Law - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

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