Criminology and Criminal Justice, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0006

Previous Code: SM1091.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

This criminology minor offers students the opportunity to study crime and criminal justice in a critical way that particularly stresses social and cultural definitions of criminality and the reactions to it. Areas of focus include criminal justice institutions and practices; the development of criminology as a discipline and its various strands; forms and patterns of victimisation; crime prevention strategies and debates; aspects of juvenile justice; First Peoples and criminal justice; the evolution of prisons and different forms of punishment; law enforcement and surveillance; violence, gender and crime; cultural depictions of crime and contemporary debates in criminology.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Liverpool Campus Internal socialsciences@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal socialsciences@westernsydney.edu.au
WSU Online Internal socialsciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points from the subjects listed below.

Recommended Sequence - Liverpool and Penrith Campuses

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:40
Autumn Session
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Youth Justice and Practice
Perspectives in Criminology
Gender, Crime and Violence
Spring Session
Crime, Deviance and Society
Crime Prevention and Drugs
Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
First Peoples and Criminal Justice
Crime, Media, Culture
Total Credit Points40

Recommended Sequence - WSU Online

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:40
Trimester 2
Crime, Deviance and Society
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Trimester 3
Youth Justice and Practice
Crime Prevention and Drugs
Trimester 4
Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
First Peoples and Criminal Justice
Trimester 5
Perspectives in Criminology
Gender, Crime and Violence
Trimester 6
Crime, Media, Culture
First Peoples and Criminal Justice
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Minor Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier.

CULT 3008 - Crime Prevention and Community, replaced by CULT 2018 Crime Prevention and Drugs
CULT 3010 - Culture and Crime, replaced by CULT 3024 Crime, Media, Culture
CULT 1007 - Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice, replaced by CULT 1024 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CULT 2009 - Juvenile Crime and Justice, replaced by CULT 2017 Youth Justice and Practice
CULT 2011 - Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice, replaced by CULT 3025 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice