Criminology is the scientific study of crime and responses to crime. Criminologists study the causes and consequences of crime focussing on such areas as corrections, policing, the court systems and corporate and transnational crime.

As a criminologist, UQ researchers understand how the local and global justice systems work, explore why people commit crimes, and use our skills and knowledge to contribute towards preventing and controlling crime problems that face contemporary society.

Graduates of criminology and criminal justice are sought after in the public and private sectors, advising on evidence based crime control policies, developing corporate risk management strategies, and working in global companies to better manage growing transnational crime problems.