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Experience counts. We've been teaching crime, justice and legal studies for more than 45 years. Learn from the best, so you can become a leader in your career.

  • Build your skills and experience through an industry placement at organisations like the Department of Health and Human Services, Corrections or Victoria Police.
  • Learn from research leaders in social disadvantage and crime, family violence, terrorism, victimology, youth justice, prisons and international crime.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of various specialised areas including forensic science, victimology, family violence, international crime, youth justice, prisons and deaths in custody.
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Your questions answered

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What do you learn in criminology?

Eleni talks about her subjects and what she's learning in her criminology degree at La Trobe.

What's your favourite thing about studying criminology?

Eleni shares her favourite things about studying criminology and how it's shaped her.

What are the teachers like?

Eleni talks about the criminology teachers and lecturers at La Trobe.

What career can you get out of studying a double degree with criminology?

Tegan talks about what she wants to do with her double degree in criminology and psychology.

Is doing a double degree worth it?

Tegan talks about why she's glad she chose a double degree and about the workload.

What are your top tips for starting uni?

Tegan shares some advice on what to look into before and while you study.

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Possible careers

Skilled criminology professionals are needed in areas like corrections, crime prevention, intelligence, policy and juvenile justice. Possible career options include:

Analyse trends in criminal behaviour and develop intelligence-led responses.

Support victims of crime and offender rehabilitation. Manage crime-prevention programs in Australia or overseas.

Plan, develop and manage intelligence operations in Australia and overseas.

Represent the government, working with state and federal police forces in the prosecution of criminal matters.

Develop evidence-based policies that inform our response to crime.

Work in a specialist policing role and create safer communities.

Explore Criminology

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Criminology courses

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