About us

About us

The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (formerly Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism) was established in 2005 to provide government, security agencies and police forces with the critical insight, expertise and training they needed to confront the new set of security challenges emerging in the 21st Century.

Since then, it has grown to become one of Australia’s leading centres of teaching and research in security studies, including internationally recognised programs in international security, cyber security, criminology, intelligence studies, counter terrorism, and policing.

Our students benefit from an innovative and diverse learning environment through interaction with leading researchers and practitioners in the field; an applied curriculum; internships with leading industry partners; and opportunities to work with researchers exploring the big strategic issues of 21st century security.

Specific areas of expertise within the Department include:

  • Indo-Asia Pacific Strategic Trends 
  • The evolution of Australia’s strategic and defence policy
  • Cyber Security
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Criminology
  • Intelligence
  • Organised Crime 
  • Strategic Policing
  • Insurgency and Counter Insurgency
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