Social Sciences


The social sciences provide you with the tools to add value to society and to confront the more challenging topics of the modern world. Hear from Academics in the School of Social Sciences about how our programmes cover subjects that will enable you to think critically about how individuals and groups in society relate to each other.


Academics from the School of Social Sciences

Professor Bruce Curtis
Dr Dan Weijers
Dr Christina Hanna
Professor Katrina Roen

The New Minors

Forensic Psychology and Crime Science


Forensic Psychology links psychology to both criminal behaviour and its reduction and prevention, and to the functions of the legal and correctional systems. In this video hear from our Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute of Security and Crime Science about the introduction to Security and Crime Science and Forensic and Criminological Psychology.


Dr Lisa Tompson
Senior Lecturer

Professor Devon L L Polaschek
Director, Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science
Professor, Psychology

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