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Interested in the psychology of crime? Want to know more about the criminal justice system? Turn your passion into a career with our online criminal justice and criminology courses.

Developed in consultation with highly qualified and experienced criminology and criminal justice professionals, this flexible learning programme will expand your knowledge and skill set in this interesting and rewarding field within law and justice.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our criminal justice and criminology courses online, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Criminal Psychology
    • Law enforcement, courtroom, prevention, youth
    2Understanding Crime
    • Psychological perspectives to understand various crimes
    3Crime Prevention
    • Prevention techniques from a physiological perspective
    4The Courtroom
    • Attributes and psychology of the courtroom
    5Legal Systems & Structure
    • Justice system practitioners
    • The structure of courts and legal professions
    6Criminal law & Civil law
    • Civil law system
    • Punishment
    • Criminal law systems
    • International law
    • Constitutional organization
    7Legal Terminology
    • Legal terminology, meanings and origins.
    • Laws and legal systems affecting criminal justice systems
    9Technical Writing
    • Writing reports
    • Scope of writing
    • Format & structure
  • How Will You Benefit?


    There are many benefits associated with studying our criminology and criminal justice courses online. For example, you will:  

    • Fast track your career in criminal justice-related work
    • Study a learning programme developed by senior members of the criminology and criminal justice profession
    • Set your own timetable and fit your studies around commitments such as work and family
    • Have a personal tutor available to answer questions and provide feedback and advice
    • Avoid the difficulty and expense of having to attend classes in person
    • Pay upfront for a 10% reduction in your course fee, or select our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Start reaping the rewards by registering for our criminal justice and criminology course today!

  • Career Prospects

    Developing your knowledge and skills in criminology and criminal justice will give you an advantage in a variety of career paths. You may wish to work in professions such as:

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    • Security
    • Courts and tribunals
    • Private investigations
    • Corrections
    • Public safety
    • Social work

    In all of these areas and more, it is vital to have a good understanding of topics such as criminal behaviour, how to prevent crime and how the justice system operates.

    Crime will always exist, and so there will always be demand for people with knowledge and skills in this crucial area. This work can be challenging, but it is also extremely important and highly rewarding.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Executive Diploma

    This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our criminology and criminal justice course.

    All you need is an interest in this fascinating subject. Simply enrol today to start the next chapter in your career.

  • Course Length

    Students take an average of 24 weeks to complete their Diplomas.

    However, with ICI, you’re in control of how long it takes you to graduate. You determine your own timetable and work at a pace that fits your lifestyle.

    If you want to finish as quickly as possible, you can fast track the course and graduate in a matter of months. On the other hand, you can take your time. It’s up to you. We allow a maximum of three years to complete our criminology and criminal justice course.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    This entire course is carried out online via distance learning. Also called correspondence learning, this approach is highly adaptable. It allows you to fit your studies around work, family and other commitments, meaning you can advance your career in criminology and criminal justice in a way that suits you. You’ll never have the pressure of missing an assignment deadline.

    You can work through the material, submit assignments and complete assessments whenever you wish, and from anywhere in the world. Another benefit of our online criminal justice and criminology course is that it eliminates the need to travel to attend classes in person, saving you time, money and stress.

    You’ll always have access to your own personal tutor to support you through the learning programme, and the course has been designed to be highly relevant and engaging, meaning you won’t struggle to stay motivated throughout.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our online criminal justice and criminology course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not NZQA qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    Like all ICI courses, it takes a practical approach to the subject, teaching you far more than simply theory. You’ll get key practical insights and develop skills that you can use directly in your career.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in the criminology or criminal justice profession? This course is for you. It is a practical step towards gaining promotions and better paid roles, and it can make you more effective and confident in your career.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our criminology and criminal justice course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:what-do-iget-img2

    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of criminal psychology studies and training
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipCrimJ)

    Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.

  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 22nd September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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$49 x 50 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career in criminology and criminal justice – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.