Honours

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.

Criminology is very pleased to welcome our Honours cohort for 2014

 Criminology is very pleased to welcome the following honours students to the Program:

Kathryn Duncan, Marita Gray, Megan Grubb, Nicola Helps, Chengetai Jera, Alister Jones, Chloe Keel, Tristan Lawler, Rebekah McDonald, Nicolette Muratti, Tina Nematollahi, Katherine Schofield, Katelyn Ulbrick, and Madeline Ulbrick.

In 2014, the honours research projects examine a range of exciting and significant contemporary issues in criminology including, systemic discrimination, comparative penology, abortion law and policy, domestic violence, youth crime, disenfranchised peoples and the law, crimes at the border, rape and personhood, human rights, state crime, Aboriginal and police relations, and drugs.

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.

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.

Criminology Honours Coordinator

For more info on Criminology Honours please contact Dr Claire Spivakovsky (Honours Coordinator)

Claire Spivakovsky
Phone: 9905 3260

Room W4.27, 4th Floor
Building 11 (Menzies), Clayton Campus