The Bachelor of Criminology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and associated fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, crime and justice related research and policy, intelligence and border protection. This course is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex causes of crime as well as to contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. By combining subjects in Law and Criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines, this course fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective that is of value in a range of vocational settings. In first year core subjects, students will be introduced to key issues in relation to crime and criminal justice and to the connection between the criminal justice system and human rights. They will also examine the sustainability of our present system in terms of its social and economic cost, environmental impact and access to justice. Later year subject on topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, victimisation, and research and policy development provide an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. At third year, students have an opportunity to hone their skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship , Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage. The Bachelor of Criminology can be taken either as a pass degree or with honours. If taken full-time, the pass degree is designed to be completed within three years.