• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Sociology, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jarrett Blaustein
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings

This course aims to provide students with an interdisciplinary, theoretical understanding social, legal, and political responses to crime, in order to encourage a critical appreciation of how risks, harms and threats are governed in different contexts. Students will examine the key features of different models of governing crime and security and consider the ideological, material, and institutional conditions which shaped them. The course will also account for recent and emerging trends that relate to the governance of crime and risk, specifically the neoliberal turn, the rise of the risk society, the 'end of history', the emergency of the regulatory state, digital transformations, and climate change. The course will use case studies of relevant issues in the Asia Pacific region to illustrate or analyse these models, traditions and trends.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts and debates relating to crime, governance and security
  2. Critically evaluate a range of sources and concepts, and appraise established and emerging models of crime control and security governance
  3. Identify and critique theoretical assumptions of governance approaches and strategies from criminology and other relevant fields
  4. Apply and utilise interdisciplinary concepts to practical issues within the field of crime, law and social control
  5. Formulate, develop, and communicate critical arguments about criminological issues and ideas in written and oral form

Other Information

The course will be conducted in 12 weekly sessions through a seminar format.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Reflective portfolio (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Group presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research Essay/Report (3,500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Students need to commit to 130 hours of total learning time made up from:

a) 30 hours of contact: 3 hours per week x 10 weeks; and

b) 100 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course. Our discussions will draw upon a range of readings which will be listed on Wattle and accessible via the ANU Library.

Preliminary Reading

To be published in Wattle


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
8762 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A
8798 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online N/A

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