- Class Number 4411
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Kelly Hine
- Dr Kelly Hine
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
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;
- use theory and understandings to critically analyse policing;
- use theory and understandings to apply operational policing approaches to crime problems; and
- critically evaluate operational policing approaches.
There are no prescribed texts for this course. Set readings will be provided via Wattle. If students wish to access a book to aid study, recommended texts include:
- Broadhurst, R. & Davies, S. E. (2012). Policing in context: An introduction to police work in Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press
- Drew, J. & Prenzler, T. (2012). Contemporary police practice. Melbourne: Oxford University Press
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Policing in Context|
|2||Operational Policing Approaches|
|3||Online Quiz||Online Quiz|
|4||Policing Diverse Communities|
|5||The Dangers of Policing|
|6||Policing the Police||Written Assessment|
|7||Online Quiz||Online Quiz|
|8||Police Use of Force|
|9||Policing Transnational and Organised Crime|
|10||Policing Terrorism and Active Shooters|
|11||Technology in Policing|
|12||Online Quiz||Online Quiz|
|13||The final exam will be held during the exam period||Exam|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Quiz 1||5 %||15/03/2019||29/03/2019||1, 3, 4|
|Quiz 2||5 %||26/04/2019||10/05/2019||1, 3, 4|
|Quiz 3||5 %||31/05/2019||15/06/2019||1, 3, 4|
|Written Assessment||45 %||05/04/2019||03/05/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Final Exam||40 %||06/06/2019||04/07/2009||1, 2, 3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Final exam will be held during the official exam period. Date, time, and location provided by central examination office closer to the time.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
There are three online quizzes throughout the semester. Each quiz is worth 5% towards the overall grade for the course. The online quizzes each contain 10 multiple choice questions that are equally weighted covering lecture content and the weekly required readings. This first quiz covers the lecture content and required readings for weeks 1 to 3 inclusive. The quiz will open Monday morning and close Friday night. The quiz is not timed - however, students have until the due date/time to complete the quiz. Take-home exam policies apply.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
There are three online quizzes throughout the semester. Each quiz is worth 5% towards the overall grade for the course. The online quizzes each contain 10 multiple choice questions that are equally weighted covering lecture content and the weekly required readings. This second quiz covers the lecture content and required readings for weeks 4 to 6 inclusive. The quiz will open Monday morning and close Friday night. The quiz is not timed - however, students have until the due date/time to complete the quiz. Take-home exam policies apply.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
There are three online quizzes throughout the semester. Each quiz is worth 5% towards the overall grade for the course. The online quizzes each contain 10 multiple choice questions that are equally weighted covering lecture content and the weekly required readings. This third quiz covers the lecture content and required readings for weeks 7 to 12 inclusive. The quiz will open Monday morning and close Friday night. The quiz is not timed - however, students have until the due date/time to complete the quiz. Take-home exam policies apply.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Students are to select a crime problem which is a special area of focus for the ACT Police and recommend one of the operational policing approaches covered in the course. The assessment is worth 45% towards the overall grade for the course with a word limit of 3000-4000 words. Further details about the assessment and the rubric are provided on the course website.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
The final examination will be held during the formal final examination period. The exam will evaluate students' understanding of policing theory and their ability to apply a critical theoretical lens to contemporary criminological problems.
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
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Dr Hine has extensive research methodological experience in the criminology and criminal justice system. Dr Hine is an expert in policing having worked with various policing agencies to improve policing methods. Specifically, Dr Hine's work includes identifying ways to better prepare officers for making decisions during police use-of-force encounters. Her work also includes examining police-citizen interactions to reduce and prevent injuries and fatalities. In addition to her front-line policing research, Dr Hine has worked with policing agencies to improve police integrity and prevent police deviance.
Dr Kelly Hine