Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws (BCrim LLB)

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The double degree of Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws offers 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 Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the Discipline of Criminology, with in-depth knowledge of relevant concepts, theories, skills, debates, emerging issues and methods of inquiry.
2. Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and solve problems relating to crime within complex social, political, economic and cultural contexts.
3. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others effectively in a range of spoken and written modes and formats within the relevant disciplinary and professional criminological contexts in a variety of social and cultural situations.
4. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate for beginning professional practice, including lifelong learning skills characterised by academic rigour, self-direction and intellectual independence.
5. Identify social, political, economic and cultural issues of crime and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social, cultural contexts.
6. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal, and demonstrate respect and mutual responsibility in sustaining productive relationships.
7. Employ legal knowledge in a coherent and principled manner. Use research skills to interrogate primary and secondary legal materials. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise complex legal information.
8. Apply principles of law to solve complex legal problems. Critique the law from theoretical and practical perspectives.
9. Work effectively individually or in collaboration with others. Structure and sustain concise and cohesive arguments for legal and non-legal audiences in written and spoken formats.
10. Exercise sound professional judgement. Interact with colleagues and the public in an ethical, professional and safe manner.
11. Incorporate diverse perspectives into the analysis of law, and appreciate the legal and ethical obligations governing lawyers in the practice of law.
12. Reflect on the impact of personal values, experiences and capacities on the performance of professional roles. Use reflection and feedback to drive personal and professional development.

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws

There shall be a Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws, 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 72 units
  • Criminology closed elective courses to the value of 12 units
  • Law closed elective courses to the value of 24 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 72 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 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

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 2001 Advanced Criminological Theory 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
SOCI 2012 Introduction to Social Research 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CRIM 3002 Criminological Research 6
LAW 3501 Dispute Resolution and Ethics 6
LAW 3502 Evidence and Advocacy 6
SOCI 3014 Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences 3
SOCI 3015 Quantitative Research Methods in Social Sciences 3