Security and Crime Science

Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.
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Why study Security and Crime Science?

Security and Crime Science is a multidisciplinary subject and draws upon such subjects as Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Political Studies, Population Studies, Psychology, and Statistics.

Security and Crime Science can be studied via the Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS), the Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Crime Science (PGDip(SCS)), or the Postgraduate Certificate in Security and Crime Science (PGCert(SCS)).

Two minors in Crime Science and Forensic Psychology are available and can be studied in any undergraduate degree at The University of Waikato.

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