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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Political and Social Inquiry


Crime, its causes and consequences, directly impact on all public and private sector institutions and on every member of society. The discipline of criminology interprets, analyses and evaluates critical aspects of crime, social control and the criminal justice process.

People interested in pursuing research into the criminal justice system and related criminological issues are invited to apply. All relevant research topics will be considered, subject to the availability of supervision. Joint interdisciplinary supervision can be arranged.

Current academic strengths relevant to the criminology discipline include:

  • border policing and sovereignty
  • causes of crime
  • crime and human rights
  • gender and the criminal justice system
  • histories of policing
  • people trafficking
  • policing
  • punishment and incarceration
  • restorative justice
  • state crime
  • surveillance
  • terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • transnational crime.


For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.