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Criminology involves the study of criminal law and procedures, criminal justice institutions, theoretical debates in criminology and issues in criminal justice research and policy. It is a multidisciplinary area of study involving contributions from sociology, political science, law, psychology, history and other disciplines.

Studying Criminology at UNSW

Criminology is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of crime, deviance, social control and the legal system. Over the past 50 years, criminology has evolved into a rich, broad-based discipline, no longer narrowly focused on crime and punishment. Contemporary criminological scholars investigate a broad range of topics including justice, conflict, risk, security, insurance, policing, governance and regulation. Criminology is shaped not only by scholars in law, philosophy, psychology and sociology, but also those in history, politics, economics, architecture, cultural studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.

Criminology can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Plan
Criminology Minor CRIMA23434

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