The Diploma of Letters (Criminology) requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study. It is only offered as an exit award for students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Letters (Criminology).
The stream undertaken by the student will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
The course aims to provide students with:
- a broad understanding of criminological theory and its application in criminal justice contexts
- the skill of applying criminological knowledge in educational and professional settings
- the ability to communicate effectively in a range of justice-related contexts
- the skills to work independently and collaboratively in an array of projects of criminological significance
- an appreciation of the ways that ethical behaviour improves justice outcomes.
On the completion of the Diploma of Letters (Criminology), students are expected to be able to demonstrate:
- a comprehensive knowledge of both classic and contemporary criminological theories
- a nuanced approach to interpreting the ways in which criminal justice systems function to deliver justice both in Australia and abroad
- the aptitude to apply criminological knowledge in educational and professional settings;
- the ability to communicate effectively in justice-related contexts;
- the skill to work independently and collaboratively in an array of projects of criminological significance;
- knowledge of the ways that ethical behaviour improves justice outcomes;
- the ability to connect across boundaries having been exposed to international perspectives, case studies and examples in the curriculum.
Program of study
To qualify for the Diploma of Letters (Criminology), a student must complete 36 units according to the following program of study, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
Stream - Criminology
27 units comprising:
CRIM1101 Crime and Criminology (4.5 units)
CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System (4.5 units)
CRIM2205 Basics of Research Design and Methods (4.5 units)
CRIM3401 Criminology in Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM3402 Advanced Research Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)
LEGL1201 Law in Australian Society (4.5 units)
Choose 4.5 units from:
CRIM2201 Punishment and Society (4.5 units)
CRIM2202 Policing and Society (4.5 units)
CRIM2301 Criminal Law in Context (4.5 units)
Plus choose 4.5 units from:
CRIM3011 Current Issues in Criminal Justice (4.5 units)
CRIM3302 International Criminal Justice (4.5 units)
CRIM3304 Criminal Networks (4.5 units)