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Associate Degree of Criminal Justice

This is course information for enrolled students. For prospective students please visit Associate Degree of Criminal Justice.

Overview

Criminal justice covers a broad range of topics, such as criminology, criminal psychology, criminal law and procedure, law enforcement, corrections and justice related issues. In this course you’ll receive a comprehensive, theoretical education in each of these areas – from learning why people commit crimes to understanding the importance of ethics and legal processes.

The Associate Degree of Criminal Justice is a pathway for students exiting the Bachelor program (irrespective of reason), while enabling graduation with an AQF qualification. It requires successful completion of the first four trimesters of the six-trimester Bachelor of Criminology and Justice. With full-time enrolment, the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice is completed in one year and four months, rather than in two years.

Summary

Degree Name

Associate Degree of Criminal Justice  

Degree Code

 

Level of Qualification

Undergraduate

Duration

1 year and 4 months

Number of Units

16 Units

16 units (all core)

Study Load

For each standard unit NCPS recommends an average of nine hours of study per week, for each week in the trimester, made up of:

  • attending three hours of on-campus classes, and
  • completing at least six hours of personal study and assessment preparation.

Availability

On-campus in Melbourne or Online

Award Title

Associate Degree of Criminal Justice

Study Sequence

This document provides a suggested sequence of study for students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Students are encouraged to consult the Unit Schedule when re-enrolling.

 

Fast-track students (4 units per trimester)

 

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3

Year 1

CRIM1004 Theoretical Criminology

JALE1044 Foundations of Justice

JALE1054 Crime and the Media

MULT1015 Applications in Context

JALE1064 Ethics and Criminal Justice

MULT1025 Professions and Society

MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professions

SOSC1024 Diversity and Justice

CRIM2044 Innovative Justice

CRIM2064 Comparative Criminology

JALE2024 Drugs and Crime

SOSC2004 Indigenous Peoples and Justice

Year 2

CRIM2014 Applied Criminology

CRIM2024 Transnational Crime

CRIM2054 Crime Prevention

JALE2034 Penology

 

 

 

 

Full-time students (3 units per trimester)

 

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3

Year 1

JALE1044 Foundations of Justice

JALE1054 Crime and the Media

MULT1015 Applications in Context

MULT1025 Professions and Society

MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professions

SOSC1024 Diversity and Justice

CRIM1004 Theoretical Criminology

CRIM2044 Innovative Justice

JALE2024 Drugs and Crime

Year 2

JALE1064 Ethics and Criminal Justice

CRIM2054 Crime Prevention

JALE2034 Penology

CRIM2064 Comparative Criminology

SOSC2004 Indigenous Peoples and Justice

CRIM2014 Applied Criminology

CRIM2024 Transnational Crime

 

 

Part-time students (2 units per trimester)

 

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3

Year 1

JALE1044 Foundations of Justice

MULT1015 Applications in Context

MULT1025 Professions and Society

SOSC1024 Diversity and Justice

CRIM1004 Theoretical Criminology

JALE1054 Crime and the Media

Year 2

JALE1064 Ethics and Criminal Justice

MULT1035 Sustainability in Helping Professions

CRIM2044 Innovative Justice

JALE2024 Drugs and Crime

CRIM2054 Crime Prevention

JALE2034 Penology

Year 3

CRIM2064 Comparative Criminology

SOSC2004 Indigenous Peoples and Justice

CRIM2014 Applied Criminology

CRIM2024 Transnational Crime

 

 

Notes:

  • JALE1044 Foundations of Justice must be undertaken in the commencing trimester (Year 1, Trimester 1)
  • Offering schedule
    • JALE1044 Foundations of Justice and each multidisciplinary (MULT) unit are offered every trimester
    • All other core units are offered every second trimester
    • Students are encouraged to consult the Unit Schedule as this indicates in which trimester each unit is offered.
  • Pre-requisite requirements:
    • 100-level units: Nil (there are no pre-requisites for any unit at 100-level)
    • 200-level units: Successful completion of any four 100- level units.