Understand the causes, intervention and prevention of criminal behaviour and set yourself up for a career in the criminal justice system.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In our Criminal Behaviour course, you’ll develop a broad understanding of crime and the causes, intervention and prevention of criminal behaviour from a social, psychological, biological and legal perspective.
You’ll learn about the onset and maintenance of criminal behaviour and critically examine punishment as a solution to crime. You will consider the role of treatment as a response to criminal behaviour and the importance of reintegration, as well as exploring mechanisms of the prevention of antisocial behaviour.
During your studies, you will learn to challenge common perceptions of crime with insights into why people commit offences, how to reduce or prevent crime, and how to help both victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.
When you graduate, you will have the skills for a career within court and corrections facilities, police services, youth work, community groups, government departments and criminal forensics.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth campus and external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Law
- Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) in Criminal Behaviour
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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