Student Profile — Lisa LeechLisa Leech is doing a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in criminology and conflict resolution. In her third year she had the opportunity to join the Peace Foundation for her cooperative education paper and found the experience invaluable.
At AUT 89% of students do workplace experience as a part of their degree. It’s a great way to build confidence and connect with your chosen industry before you graduate.
Throughout your studies you investigate and critically assess current approaches to crime and its regulation. You also develop your problem-solving skills related to criminology and criminal justice.
Criminology is an excellent topic to study if you want to pursue a career in an organisation associated with the criminal justice system. Occupations include those within:
This major will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the field of criminology, drawing upon the theory and practice of both national and international contexts.
You will explore crime and its control in New Zealand and other jurisdictions. It is our goal to educate students to assess the research literature within the discipline and formulate critiques of current approaches to crime and its regulation. You will also be encouraged to think beyond critique and engage in problem solving.
Throughout the three years of the BA, students take core papers that provide the necessary skills in writing, research and IT capability to prepare them for academic work and their working life.
COMM510 Undergraduate Writing for Academic Purposes or COMM570 Academic Communication
CLSY504 Knowledge and Inquiry or SOSC581 Research and Analysis
CLSY500 Culture and Society
PSYC580 Introduction to Psychology A
POLS580 New Zealand Political Studies
CRIM580 Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRIM681 Understanding Crime
CRIM680 Policing and Society
CRIM780 The Police and Crime Prevention
CRIM781 Prisons and Punishment
CRIM782 Understanding Restorative Justice
CRIM783 Current Issues in Criminology
CRIM784 Crime and Deviance
Last updated: 15-Aug-2016 8.25am
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