The Criminology department is part of social sciences and public policy at AUT.
Criminology is the study of the characteristics of criminal law, the extent of crime, the effects of crime on victims and society, methods of crime prevention, the attributes of criminals, and the workings of the criminal justice system, such as the police, the courts, and the prisons.
Our research covers criminological discourse, criminal narratives and identity; indigenous peoples, epistemologies and methodologies; violent behaviour; child witnesses in the criminal courts and children's rights.More about our research
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