Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Psychology

RMIT University

This combination of an accredited psychology major with an applied criminology major gives students the knowledge and skills for a wide range of careers in the justice and human services sectors. Statistics indicate a strong correlation between crime and people with social welfare needs and mental health issues. This course equips students to become frontline justice workers with a strong understanding of psychological theories and practice. Students learn to provide support services to offenders, clients and victims within the criminal justice system, particularly those with complex needs and mental health issues. Students develop the emotional and intellectual resources required for a challenging, but rewarding career in the justice and human services fields including policing, corrections, youth justice, customs, child protection and welfare services.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00122A

Subjects

  • Corrections, Crime prevention, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Customs, Forensic investigation, Forensic psychology, Global justice, Information security, Justice, Law (court processes), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Law enforcement, Legal studies, Police studies, Psychological testing and assessment, Psychology, Psychology (cognitive), Psychology (developmental), Psychology (personality), Psychology (social), Psychopathology, Youth justice.

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