Crime Science (2022)

Crime Science is a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based problem-solving subject that focuses on preventing victimisation by creating circumstances that reduce the likelihood of the commission of a specific type of crime at a particular time and place. It focuses on crime itself, broadly defined and its context, rather than on the criminal justice system.

To complete a minor in Crime Science, students must complete 60 points from CRSCI101, CRSCI201, GEOGY228, FPSYC201 or IRSST331.

Note: Only the Crime Science minor will be introduced in 2022.


On this page


  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    CRSCI101Introduction to Security and Crime Science15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Online)
    This paper is an introduction to topics, approaches and disciplines that help to define Security and Crime Science's approach to reducing and preventing crimes before they happen, thus helping to create safer communities.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    CRSCI201Understanding Crime Events15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Online)
    The focus of this paper is on crime as a potentially preventable event. Crimes occur in a patterned way that is partly determined by situational factors and people's decision-making. This paper introduces students to theories about crime events, and approaches to analysing these events.
    FPSYC201Psychology and Crime15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Online)
    Crime is a result of how people think, feel, and behave within their ecological context, making psychology one of the core disciplines in understanding, explaining and addressing problems associated with crime.
    GEOGY228Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Big Data15.022A (Hamilton)
    GIS and big data are revolutionising the application of Geography in the job market. This paper provides foundational knowledge in digital Geography and Geographical Information Systems, which are used at level 3 and postgraduate level. Students will develop confidence in the use of GIS, cartography, and data handling techniques.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    IRSST331Cyber Security and the Global Politics of the Internet15.022B (Online)
    This course explores the global politics of cyber security and the internet. It covers the major political/strategic/theoretical debates around enhancing the security of computer systems and how states and non-state actors are responding.

2022 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 November 2021 8:46am

This page has been reformatted for printing.