Governor opens Griffith Criminology Institute

22 July 2015

The Queensland Governor, His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC officially opened the Griffith Criminology Institute (GCI) at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus on Thursday, July 16.

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Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor, Chancellor Henry Smerdon and His Excellency Paul de Jersey at the opening of the Griffith Criminology Institute. (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“All Queenslanders can be very proud that this institute through its excellence in both teaching and research now leads Australia in the fields of criminology and criminal justice,” his Excellency de Jersey said.
“Thanks to its new crime lab, Griffith is a world leader in the analysis of security and justice data.”
GCI Director Professor Ross Coomber said the Institute was a strategic consolidation of criminology scholars across the university, with an impressive group of external partners, representing one of the largest and most productive criminology communities in the world.
“In 2014 Griffith University ranked in the top 15 of institutions worldwide on volume of criminological output and has strong collaborative ties across the US, Europe and Asia,’’ he said.
“The institute’s aim is to produce cutting-edge knowledge that helps create safe, just, well-governed and equitable societies.
“We are honoured to have the Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey officially launch the Institute.”
The institute has six key areas of focus:

  •       Corrections and Sentencing
  •       Crime Pathways and Patterns
  •       Justice, Law and Society
  •       Policing and Security
  •       Prevention
  •       Violence

“The Institute will continue to strengthen Griffith’s place as world leading in criminology and to apply critical thinking and research for maximum impact and positive contributions to society.”  

Griffith School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Part of the Griffith Faculty of Arts, Education and Law, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is recognised as Australia’s leading criminology school. At Griffith, criminology is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon psychology, sociology, law, social work, criminology and criminal justice, history, and political science.

Griffith Law School

The Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry) at Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.
You can also double your career options, without doubling your study time, by completing a double degree. You’ll study two Griffith degrees simultaneously, giving you the career advantage of a special combination of skills.

  • Laws/Arts
  • Laws/Business
  • Laws/Commerce
  • Laws/Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Laws/Government and International Relations
  • Laws/International Business
  • Laws/Psychological Science
  • Laws/Science (Environment)

Program: Bachelor of Laws
Location: Gold Coast or Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

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