Honours is a one year program of study taken after the successful completion of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology. It comprises coursework and a year-long research thesis. Details of entry requirements and the Honours program are found on the Faculty of Arts Honours information page.
- Class of 2013
Criminology is very pleased to welcome our Honours cohort for 2013:
Sarasi Amadoru, Ayla-Mai Cook, Emily Cohen, Gina Cornhels, Emma Cowan,
Hariette Curtis, Drita Dika, Melanie Dragojlovic, Shauna Gough,
Aleksandra Gutowaska, Felicity Harrison, Mary Iliadis, Vanessa
Kozaris, Elia Lanza, Anissa Muthia, Elizabeth Petsinis, Nicole Ruslim,
Leila Tai and Amy White.
In 2013, the Honours research projects examine a range of exciting,
innovative and significant contemporary issues in criminology,
including the viability of the International Criminal Court, human
rights and asylum seekers, people smuggling, Wiki leaks, offenders and
mental health, prostitution, working post-release, the impacts on
incarceration on the children of offenders, domestic violence, youth
crime and punishment, policing, female imprisonment, homicide,
suspended sentences, gendered stereotypes and victimisation,
homosexuality and gender inequality, the hierarchy of victimisation
experiences and critiquing the Gacaca and Koori court systems.
We look forward to a fantastic year ahead.
- Why do Honours?
Criminology is at the forefront of issues of vital social, legal and political concern. Examining how we define and respond to crime informs our study of criminal justice and social control at every level: from the local to the national to the international stage. It is critical to produce graduates with cutting edge skills who are able to make original contributions to the development of criminal justice policy and practice in a changing world. Thousands are awarded Bachelor’s degrees, very few go on to distinguish themselves with honours degrees in an area of such national and international importance.
- Class of 2012Congratulations to 2012 Criminology Honours Graduate, Stephanie Goldis, who received the Honours Award for Best Criminology Thesis in 2012 and the School of Political and Social Inquiry Award for Best Thesis in the School in 2012, for her oustanding thesis ‘Young people and driving under the influence: why do they do it despite the risks?’. Well done Stephanie.
Congratulations to our 2012 Criminology Honours Graduates – you did an incredible job.
Michael Bryden: ‘The Occupy Melbourne Movement and Victoria Police: A Qualitative Study of Police Legitimacy and the Importance of Procedural Justice’ (supervisor: Dr Asher Flynn)
Jacqui Costelloe: ‘Mad or Bad? A Media Analysis of the Norwegian Massacre’ (supervisor Dr Danielle Tyson)
Katherine Dart: ‘A Comparative Analysis of Single-Victim and Serial Offenders’ (supervisor: Dr Asher Flynn)
Priya Devendran: ‘Mandatory Detention and the Legitimation of “State Crime”’ (supervisor: Dr Paddy Rawlinson)
Matt Eunson: ‘Desistance and Drug Dependency’ (supervisors: Dr Marie Segrave and Dr Bree Carlton)
Laurel Frackowski: ‘“Toxic Cultures of Deceit”: News Corporation, Scandals and Media Representation’ (supervisor: Dr Danielle Tyson)
Stephanie Goldis: ‘Young people and driving under the influence: why do they do it despite the risks?’ (supervisor: Dr Walter Forrest)
Adam Halliwell: ‘Judging Intoxicated Killers: An Analysis of Sentencing Judgements Pertaining to Alcohol-Related Homicides’ (supervisor: Dr Marie Segrave)
David Longano: ‘Student Teacher Sexual Assault: Media Representations and Victim and Offender Status’ (supervisor: Dr Marie Segrave)
Jordan Miller: ‘Youth Policing: The Attitudes and Perceptions of Young People in Melbourne’ (supervisor: Dr Marie Segrave)
Natasha Misale: ‘American Organised Crime and the Changing Socio-Economic Conditions of the Twentieth Century’ (supervisor: Dr Paddy Rawlinson)
Melissa Natoli: ‘The Hidden Homeless: Service Provider Perceptions on Homeless Young Women in Victoria’ (supervisor: Dr Danielle Tyson)
Stephanie Tobias: ‘Understanding gender bias in domestic violence within the Victorian judiciary’ (supervisor: Dr Asher Flynn)
Suning Zhang: ‘General Strain Theory and Morality: Theorising Crime in Transitional China’ (supervisor: Dr Walter Forrest)
- Who studies Honours?
Undertaking independent research and producing rigorous findings is an opportunity provided to students who excel in their Undergraduate degree. The fourth year Honours program gives students an edge in criminal justice professions on the national and international stage. It also prepares students for research careers, including the pursuit of higher degree research programs including Masters and Doctoral study in Criminology.
- What happens after Honours
The Honours program produces graduates ready for a range of future employment and research opportunities across all facets of criminal justice including work in criminal justice policy development, policing, corrections, the courts, justice departments, Attorney General’s Department, human services, local government, the office of the Ombudsman as well as work with legal centres and community and human rights organisations. Moreover, graduates from the Honours program will be prepared for higher degree research including Masters by Thesis and PhD.
- Connecting Criminology research to practice: Industry links
Throughout the Criminology Honours Program students undertake fieldwork to meet with leaders in local, state, national and international criminal justice organisations.