Undergraduate Studies

  • The Criminology program provides students with an understanding of crime and criminal justice at the local, national and international level. It provides students with the skills to critically analyse the workings of justice and to engage with questions such as:

    • How well is the system working?
    • Is it fair and just? If not, why not?
    • What changes need be made?
    • What are the causes of crime?
    • What are the implications of recognising or enforcing some crimes and not others?
    • How do we recognise and address crime at a global level?

    Criminology students can combine an interest in areas such as police, courts, corrections, law and order, justice, causes of crime, crime prevention and victims of crime in order to broaden their career options in areas of Criminology. Criminology graduates have skills to conduct research, to think and analyse critically and independently, and to communicate at all levels.

    The Criminology Unit offerings (see below) at Monash cover the breadth of contemporary scholarship in the fiel

    NB: Full unit entry details are in the Handbook. Units offered at both 2nd and 3rd year levels have two codes in the left hand column. Follow the relevant year link for handbook information specific to that year level unit. Timetabling is identical for both year levels, ie 2nd and 3rd year students attend the same lectures. However assessment is different for each year level.

    First Semester 2014

    Clayton/Caulfield Campus
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS1281 Understanding Crime
    ATS2056 Race, Crime and Difference (Cornerstone A)
    ATS2458 Policing and Society
    ATS3462 International Crime and Justice

    ATS2466

    Sex and Crime
    ATS4699 Criminology and Criminal Justice for the 21st Century (Honours)

    Winter Semester 2014

    Prato Campus, Italy
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS2465 / 3465 Human rights in a criminal justice sphere
    ATS2937 / 3937 Contemporary issues in European criminal justice

    Second Semester 2014

    Clayton/Caulfield Campus
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS1282 Criminal Justice (in) Action:
    ATS2457 Crime, Media and Culture
    ATS3459 Punishment, Violence and Resistance
    ATS3469 Victimology
    ATS4699 Criminology and Criminal Justice for the 21st Century (Honours)

    First Semester 2015

    Clayton/Caulfield Campus
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS1281 Understanding Crime: An Introduction
    ATS2056 Race, Crime and Difference (Cornerstone A)
    ATS2458 Crime, Control and Policing (Cornerstone B)
    ATS3462 International Crime and Justice

    ATS2466

    Gender, Sex and Crime
    ATS4699 Criminology Honours Coursework

    Winter Semester 2015

    Prato Campus, Italy
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS2464 / 3464 Comparative criminology
    ATS2465 / 3465 Human rights in a criminal justice sphere
    ATS2937 / 3937 Contemporary issues in European criminal justice

    Second Semester 2015

    Clayton/Caulfield Campus
    Unit Code Unit Name
    ATS1282 Criminal Justice: An Introduction
    ATS2457 Crime, Media and Culture
    ATS3004 Crime, Risk and Security (Capstone A)
    ATS3459 Punishment, Power and Prisons (Capstone B)
    ATS3469 Victims, Crime and Society
    ATS4699 Criminology Honours Coursework