Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) ( (B Crim LLB(Hons)))

Program Code

HCRLA

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

The double degree of Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is not an entry program.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The double degree of Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) offers students a unique insight into the sociology of crime and deviance and the operation of the Australian legal system, with particular strengths in criminal justice policy and practice. The double degree provides a broadly based liberal and academic education suitable for graduates who wish to become legal practitioners, or to pursue careers in government, commerce, industry, community organisations or academic institutions.

The program consists of compulsory courses in the disciplines of law and criminology which provide students with a sound understanding of legal and criminological concepts, processes and methods. In addition, students choose from a range of elective courses in areas of specialised interest in both law and criminology.

The Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Laws provides a deeper knowledge in a particular area of law, with a focus on high level research and writing skills. Students will develop a greater understanding of original research, and learn to construct, refine, develop and write a major research essay. Graduates with Honours will be particularly suited to careers involving research. The program is structured to incorporate a substantial research focus.

The Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4.5 years.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 108 units, comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 78 units
  • Criminology closed elective courses to the value of 9 units
  • Law closed elective courses to the value of 12 units
  • Research dissertation courses to the value of 9 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 78 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 1001 Understanding Criminology 3
CRIM 1002 Crime, Control and Criminal Justice 3
LAW 1501 Foundations of Law 3
LAW 1504 Principles of Public Law 3
LAW 1507 Tort Law 3
LAW 1508 International Law 3
LAW 1509 Commercial Transactions 3
LAW 1510 Contract Law 3
LAW 1511 Property Law 3

Level II

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 2001 Surveillance, Deviance & Crime 3
GEOG 2129 Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
SOCI 2012 Introduction to Social Research 3
LAW 2501 Australian Constitutional Law 3
LAW 2502 Equity 3
LAW 2504 Administrative Law 3
LAW 2598 Corporate Law 3
LAW 2599 Criminal Law 3

Level III

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 3002 Criminological Research 6
CRIM 3004 Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology 3
SOCI 3014 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
LAW 6001 Dispute Resolution & Ethics (Hons) 6
LAW 6002 Evidence and Advocacy (Hons) 6

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 6004A Law Reform Part A (Hons) 0
LAW 6004B Law Reform Part B (Hons) 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 6003A Adelaide Law Review part A (Hons) 0
LAW 6003B Adelaide Law Review part B (Hons) 3

Research Dissertation

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 6005 Honours Research and Writing 3
LAW 6006 Honours Dissertation 6