Criminology deals with the causes of crime and the treatment of criminals, making it of natural interest to criminal lawyers. In this double degree, you will develop the academic and professional knowledge, and analytical and practical skills you will need for a professional career in law, criminology and criminal justice. You will also gain an understanding of the complex environments in which crime occurs and the changing nature of the legal responses that must be applied.
Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.
You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.
You will take courses that cover areas such as Crime, Contracts, Property, Corporate Law, Torts and Theories of Law.
If you complete the five Canadian Law courses you will eligible for entry into the legal profession in Canada's common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
In this specialised degree, you will learn about the causes of crime and society's response through the justice system to address them.
In your first year, you will learn about trends in crime in Australia and overseas. You will study courses about police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide. You will hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced.
In your second and third years, you will have the flexibility to specialise with elective courses in areas such as policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You will also have opportunities to study abroad and receive credit for your degree.
A law degree from Griffith University is your passport to the world and is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.
Law component: You will be prepared for a career as a solicitor or barrister, after gaining professional recognition. You will find opportunities in business and government in areas such as academia, administration, banking, finance, industrial relations, management and marketing.
Criminology component: You will find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies. You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles and in criminological research and policy roles.