• Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Criminology
  • Areas of interest Australian Studies, Law, Sociology, Ethics, Criminology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the broad functions, structures, and purposes of policing;
  2. explain key theoretical and practical issues in policing;
  3. apply operational policing approaches to crime problems; and
  4. use theory and understandings to analyse policing approaches.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Online Quizzes (5% each for a total of 15%) (15) [LO 1]
  2. Written Assignment, 2000 words (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Exam, 3 hours (held during examination period) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of 1000 level Criminology (CRIM) or Sociology (SOCY) courses, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CRIM6013.

Prescribed Texts

nil

Fees

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:
14
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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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