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.

Welcome to the Criminology Honours Program for 2016

We are looking forward to welcoming our 2016 cohort of students to the Criminology Honours Program in the first week of semester.

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our 2015 cohort on completion of the following projects:

Danielle Anderson ‘The “seductive” nature of the Islamic State: A qualitative study concerning recruitment of Australian youth‘ (Supervisors: Anna Eriksson & Lennon Chang); Terence Doleschal ‘Prejudice: Immigrant youths and their experiences of discrimination in Australia‘ (Supervisor: Jude McCulloch); Nargis Dost ‘Opium Nation Transformation: Trends and Variables in Opium Cultivation in Afghanistan during 1996 – 2014‘ (Supervisors: Anna Eriksson & Jude McCulloch); Stephanie Eddelbuttel ‘Representations of Counter-Terrorism Policing in Australia Militarisation, Risk and Community Policing‘ (Supervisor Jude McCulloch); Musa Jan ‘Barriers to seeking Victorian support services faced by immigrant and refugee women experiencing family violence‘ (Supervisors: Anna Eriksson & Lennon Chang); Rebekah McDonald ‘Rape Culture? Trivialised, Condoned and Eroticised Sexual Violence in Popular Culture‘ (Supervisors: Asher Flynn & Bree Carlton); Miki MClay ‘Competing discourses in the establishment of a mandatory data retention scheme in Australia‘ (Supervisor: Danielle Tyson); Robyn Newitt ‘How has the Australian Government presented concepts of Indigenous culture and Indigenous overrepresentation in the context of writing about Indigenous Justice Agreements?’ (Supervisors: Claire Spivakovsky & Bree Carlton); R-Coo (Thien-An Tran) ‘Over-representation of Vietnamese women in Victorian prisons: The Vietnamese community’s understanding and responses‘ (Supervisor: Claire Spivakovsky); Gina Cornehls ‘Women who kill their abusive partners: Narratives of reasonableness within legal frameworks‘ (Supervisor: Danielle Tyson); Katherine Schofield ‘Universities and Rape: Students’ Understandings of Sexual Assault and Consent, and the Role of Rape Myths in Responsibility Attribution‘ (Supervisor: James Roffee).

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 information about Criminology Honours please contact Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon (Honours Coordinator)

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Email: kate.fitzgibbon@monash.edu
Phone: 9905 2616