Learn about the social causes and consequences of crime and disadvantage in this double degree. You’ll be taught how sociological influences can impact offending and gain a deep understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including areas of law enforcement, crime policy, the court system and custodial and community corrections. The social work component of the program is fully accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers, and prepares professionals to work with individuals, families, groups and communities.
In this program you will learn about social inequality and how to make a difference in the legal system as you research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills. You’ll complete two field placements where you’ll learn practical skills. You can choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide, forensic science and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in your final year. For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.