Introduction to Criminology

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Criminology

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, Intelligence Studies, International Politics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to introduce students to the theory and practice of Criminology. It will explore definitions of crime, theories of crime and criminality and contemporary issues in criminology. With reference to relevant research and theory the unit aims to give students an appreciation of three broad areas, what is crime? who is a criminal? and the application of contemporary theory to contemporary social issues.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.