Criminology

Examine crime and the various social responses to it. Improve your understanding of crime and deviance, and map the social and criminal justice policy implications.

Overview

Criminology explores the many ways we encounter crime and do justice - from the everyday to the extraordinary, the interpersonal and the international. Criminology at the University of Melbourne has a strong commitment to the translation of research into real-world impacts and an expert understanding of crime and criminal justice in the Australian and global contexts.

Information for prospective Criminology major students

As the oldest continuing Criminology program in Australia, our staff have an expert understanding of crime and criminal justice in the Australian and global contexts. Assoc. Professor Jennifer Balint, Criminology

Key teaching and research areas include:

  • Conceptualisations of crime and deviance
  • The institutions and practices of criminal justice and wider social control
  • The intersections between law, crime, society and culture
  • The global dimensions of crime, deviance and human rights
  • Social and public policy implications of criminological research
  • Development of sophisticated research methodologies relevant to Criminology

Study opportunities

Undergraduate

Graduate coursework

Graduate research