Crime Science is a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based problem-solving subject that focuses on preventing victimisation by creating circumstances that reduce the likelihood of the commission of a specific type of crime at a particular time and place. It focuses on crime itself, broadly defined and its context, rather than on the criminal justice system.

To complete a minor in Crime Science, students must complete 60 points including CRSCI101, CRSCI201 and 30 points from the papers listed for Crime Science (of which, 15 points need to be above 100-level).


Only the Crime Science minor will be introduced in 2022.

Crime Science papers

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Code and paper title Points
CRSCI101 Introduction to Security and Crime Science right arrow

This paper introduces the topics, theories, and approaches that make up Crime Science. The central focus is on understanding crime.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
DATAX111 Statistics for Science right arrow

An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
DATAX121 Introduction to Statistical Methods right arrow

An introduction to statistical data collection and analysis. Topics include general principles for statistical problem solving; some practical...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart)
Code and paper title Points
CRSCI201 Understanding Crime Events right arrow

The focus of this paper is on crime as a potentially preventable event. Crimes occur in a patterned way that is partly determined by situational...

15 24B (Online)
DATAX201 Practical Data Science right arrow

This paper gives students practical experience for the entire data science process. It covers the data collection process, data cleaning and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
DATAX221 Statistical Data Analysis right arrow

This paper introduces students to the R programming language which is used to investigate a collection of real data sets. Analysis of variance...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL201 Introduction to Resource Management right arrow

This paper is designed to provide students with an introduction to law and policy relevant to the practice of environmental planning and management...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL203 Urban Development in Aotearoa New Zealand right arrow

This paper will introduce students to the theory and practice of urban development in Aotearoa-New Zealand cities.

15 24B (Hamilton)
FPSYC201 Psychology and Crime right arrow

Crime is a result of how people think, feel, and behave within their ecological context, making psychology one of the core disciplines in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
GEOGY228 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Big Data right arrow

GIS and big data are revolutionising the application of Geography in the job market. This paper provides foundational knowledge in digital Geography...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
ENVPL300 Planning in Aotearoa New Zealand right arrow

This paper provides students with a practical understanding of the broad range of different types of contemporary urban planning which occurs in New...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVPL309 Urban Spatial Analysis right arrow

This paper will provide students with hands-on spatial analytical skills for environmental planning practice in an urban context. Students will...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GEOGY328 Geographical Information Systems right arrow

GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
IRSST331 Cyber Security and the Global Politics of the Internet right arrow

This course explores the global politics of cyber security and the internet. It covers the major political/strategic/theoretical debates around...

15 24B (Online)

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am