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QUT’s new Bachelor of Justice degree

After consultation with industry and justice professionals, a new Bachelor of Justice course begins in 2016. QUT will offer the new Bachelor of Justice (JS34) which will replace the Bachelor of Justice (JS32). This remains a three year course, with majors changing to six core units and two electives.

For students who want a career that makes a positive difference and to pursue a career where no two days are the same, this course is the right choice. The possibilities are endless for building a stimulating career in the community – not just behind a desk. Graduates will be job ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace. They can also undertake a work placement in a range of community and government organisations to gain real justice industry connections. The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon criminology, policing, policy, governance, intelligence, sociology, law, psychology and ethics. Career paths include law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and in criminal and social justice industries.

Students can choose from two majors—policy and governance or criminology and policing, and expand their interests with secondary majors in law and psychology. Two new core units, Criminal Law in Context and Deviance, will be compulsory for all students. Minors in Indigenous knowledges, forensic science and management are also available, with both policy and governance and criminology and policing available as a secondary major and minor as well. Students will also have the option to pick an elective from another discipline.

The study areas are relevant and applied, and include topics such as crimes of violence, eco crime, official corruption, youth justice, crime prevention, intelligence and security, drugs and crime, organised and transnational crime, political violence and terrorism, and death investigation.

Please contact Serita Pinalli (Manager International) if you have any questions about the revised degree: serita.pinalli@qut.edu.au

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