Degrees of difference? A preliminary study of criminology degrees at Australian universities

Bartels, Lorana, McGovern, Alyce, & Richards, Kelly (2015) Degrees of difference? A preliminary study of criminology degrees at Australian universities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(1), pp. 119-146.

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Abstract

While the discipline of ‘criminology’ has existed within Australian universities for more than half a century, the introduction of discrete ‘criminology’ and justice programmes is much more recent. Little is known, however, about the current state of play when it comes to what a degree in ‘criminology’ actually entails. With growing student enrolments in such programmes, reflecting on the status of these programmes is important in the context of student and employer requirements and expectations. Drawing on the findings of a preliminary study, this paper will explore what it means to study for an undergraduate degree in ‘criminology’ in Australia. Specifically, we will focus on the content, availability and range of ‘criminology’ and justice degrees available in Australia, in order to gain a better understanding of the convergences and divergences across degree programmes, and make some recommendations for future research.

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ID Code: 72189
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1177/0004865814523437
ISSN: 1837-9273
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Deposited On: 28 May 2014 23:30
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 03:10

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