Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Charles Sturt University
New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Online
3 years
February July
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 187,458

Entry Requirements

  • An ATAR appropriate to the course;
  • Successful study at university level (minimum two subjects);
  • TAFE Cert III or higher VET qualification or equivalent industry qualifications;
  • Successful completion of TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or a bridging program;
  • Relevant industry experience of at least two years;
  • Partial completion of TAFE Diploma level study (minimum 50%).
  • Applicants to study at CSU must meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.


Core Subjects

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System
  • Reasoning, Values and Communication
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Indigenous Australians and Justice
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Punishment and the State
  • Young People and Crime
  • Criminology: History and Theory
  • Criminal Law and Process
  • Police and the Community
  • Social Research
  • Gender and Crime
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Drugs, Crime and Society
  • Indigenous Issues in Policing
  • Crimes of the Powerful
  • Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Electives Elective  grouping is provided to guide students who wish to focus their electives in a particular area.

Justice Studies

  • Introduction to Police Investigations
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • JEvidence Law and Procedure
  • Crime, Media, and Culture
  • Sentencing Law and Practice
  • Foundations in Social Policy


  • Fields of Practice
  • Child Abuse and Protection
  • Mental Health and Mental Disorder
  • Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
  • Law for Human Services
  • Social Dimensions of Disability
  • Developing Cross-cultural Competencies
  • Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

History and Politics

  • Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
  • Australian Civics and Citizenship
  • Theories of Justice
  • Political Ideas
  • Politics of Identity
  • Australian Government and Politics
  • Organised Crime
  • Politics and the Media

Psychology (Core - PSY101 Prerequisite)

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (assumed knowledge)
  • Developmental Psychology (assumed knowledge)
  • Social Psychology (assumed knowledge)
  • Psychopathology (assumed knowledge)
  • Psychology of Personality (assumed knowledge)
  • Theories of Psychological Intervention (assumed knowledge)

Psychology (Applied - PSY111 prerequisite)

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychology of Crime
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology of Substance Abuse
  • Psychology and the Legal System
  • Psychology of Stress and Trauma


  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology of Youth
  • Class: Images and Reality
  • Gender, Family and Society
  • Community Analysis
  • Organisations, Culture and Society

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