BP023 - Bachelor of Criminal Justice

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Plan: BP023P16 - Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program utilises a range of teaching methods to engage you with critical learning about the Criminal Justice system. Large and small classes, tutorials, intensives, fully online and hybrid classes are offered. Teaching within the program is flexibly structured to facilitate a diversity of learning modes to maximise your engagement and acquisition of the skills, knowledge and capabilities required for professional practice.  Problem and scenario based learning as well as virtual experiential activities, integrated with a professionally focused, Work Integrated Learning model will support your learning.  

Assessment in this program is designed to complement your learning experience and provides you with the opportunity to gain feedback to support your learning and achievement of the program learning outcomes.  A wide range of assessment tasks are used which include essay writing, report  and project writing, class presentations, group work, on-line discussion and other on-line activities, case studies, problem solving and analysis, industry-based assessment, and examinations.

If you have a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition or are the primary carer of individuals with a disability it is possible to have adjustments arranged and negotiated to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program, you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and in addition:
  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated in a workplace environment.

The HWSS2181 Justice and Legal Internship course is a significant WIL activity in the program in which you will complete an internship of approximately 50 days in a relevant organisation. This course will expose you to the work environment and workplace Occupational Health and Safety issues, and provide opportunities for you to apply your learning as you are doing professional work, jobs and tasks in industry. 

If you already work in the Criminal Justice industry, you will need to consult the Criminal Justice Internship Co-ordinator before undertaking your internship to discuss possible options.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Law 12 HUSO2235 City Campus
Introduction to Criminal Psychology 12 JUST2323 City Campus
Foundations of Criminology 12 SOCU2064 City Campus
Introduction to Criminal Justice 12 JUST2273 City Campus
Foundations of Policing 12 JUST2254 City Campus
Criminological Theory 12 SOCU2119 City Campus
Criminal Law 12 HUSO2231 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

International Human Rights and Law 12 POLI1068 City Campus
Policy for Justice 12 SOCU2293 City Campus
Corrections 12 POLI1076 City Campus
Crime Prevention 12 JUST2237 City Campus
Global Crime 12 SOCU2235 City Campus
Forensic Interviewing 12 JUST1117 City Campus
AND
{
Complete the following One (1) Course::

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Research in Criminological Settings 12 JUST2351 City Campus
OR
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundations of Social Research 12 HUSO2166 City Campus
}
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Program Option course or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses at the end of this program structure:
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Contemporary Organisational Practices 12 HUSO1213 City Campus
Contemporary Criminology 12 SOCU2116 City Campus
Professional Ethics and Conduct 12 JUST2257 City Campus
Case Management Practice 12 SOCU2114 City Campus
Justice and Legal Internship 24 HWSS2181 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Program Option Courses or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Program Option courses at the end of this program structure.
AND
Select and Complete One (1) course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Program Option Courses:

List of Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Alternative Dispute Resolution 12 HWSS1144 City Campus
Arbitration 12 JUST2326 City Campus
Border Security 12 JUST2300 City Campus
Civil Obligations 12 JUST2315 City Campus
Civil Procedure 12 SOCU2094 City Campus
Community Based Corrections 12 JUST2309 City Campus
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 12 HUSO2225 City Campus
Contemporary Sentencing 12 JUST2289 City Campus
Criminal Law Investigation and Procedure 12 HWSS2120 City Campus
Criminology and Justice Studies Field Project 12 HWSS2161 City Campus
Deviance, Control and Conflict 12 HUSO2120 City Campus
Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society 12 INTE2079 City Campus
Drug Related Crime 12 HUSO2228 City Campus
Evidence and Proof in Litigation 12 JUST2270 City Campus
Family, Society and the Law 12 SOCU2096 City Campus
Forensic Studies 12 ONPS2169 City Campus
Indigenous Studies 12 HUSO1296 City Campus
Information Law and Society 12 HUSO2342 City Campus
International Policing 12 JUST2248 City Campus
Labour Relations Law 12 JUST2316 City Campus
Miscarriages of Justice 12 JUST2339 City Campus
Power and Governance 12 POLI1025 City Campus
The Practice of Mediation 12 HWSS2202 City Campus
Professional Internship 12 HWSS2156 City Campus
Security and Criminal Intelligence 12 JUST2260 City Campus
The Sociology of Drug Use 12 HUSO2201 City Campus
Sociology of Law 12 SOCU2095 City Campus
Terrorism and Society 12 POLI1062 City Campus
Therapeutic Jurisprudence 12 JUST2307 City Campus
Understanding Conflict and Mediation 12 HWSS2157 City Campus
Victimology 12 HUSO2234 City Campus
Youth Justice Systems 12 HWSS2117 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

The program structure of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program was amended from Semester 1 2022, and the following changes were applied:

  • Removal of minor program option streams.
  • Addition of the quantitative research option JUST2330 Applied Research in Criminological Settings in Year 2.
  • Addition of the core course JUST1117 Forensic Interviewing in Year 2 and removing a program option.
  • Addition of the core course SOCU2114 Case Management Practice in Year 3 and removing a program option.

If you have commenced the Bachelor of Criminal Justice program prior to 2022, you will not be disadvantaged by these changes and all approved courses undertaken prior to 2022 will contribute toward your degree. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points because of these changes. Academic advice will be made available, and an enrolment plan provided to you on request.
If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies you will not be disadvantaged by the change of program structure. 

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