- Code CRIM2013
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Criminology
- Areas of interest Australian Studies, Law, Sociology, Ethics, Criminology
While criminology covers a broad range of subject areas from detecting and identifying crime, responding to crime, through to preventing crime, policing is one of the few activities that includes all aspects of criminology. Police identify and detect crime, they are the first-line responders to crime, and are often involved with the prevention of crime.
This course will introduce students to the foundations of policing. First, the course provides an overview of operational policing examining the origins and functions of contemporary policing and their influences on policing in Australia. It examines areas such as operational policing approaches, policing diverse communities, investigations, and the dangers of policing. The second part of the course examines the emerging critical issues in policing such as technology in policing, police use of force, and policing terrorism and active shooters.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the broad functions, structures, and purposes of policing;
- explain key theoretical and practical issues in policing;
- apply operational policing approaches to crime problems; and
- use theory and understandings to analyse policing approaches.
Indicative AssessmentOnline Quizzes (5% each for a total of 15%) Learning outcome 1
Written Assignment, 2000 words (45%) Learning outcome 1-4
Exam, 3 hours (held during examination period) (40%) Learning outcome 1-4
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; or 36 hours of contact taught intensively; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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