Introduction to Policing - 2017

Unit summary

CCJ22

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit focuses on policing in Australia. It commences with its historical development, including the impact of the English tradition. This is followed by an analysis of a variety of organisational issues and an examination of a range of operational strategies of policing

Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the unit offering.

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. have gained an understanding of the history of policing in Australia; comparative styles of policing; and the role of specialist agencies and private police
  2. acquire an appreciation for the recruitment and selection practices that are used to evaluate the suitability of candidates for the police force
  3. identify and know the effectiveness of the key strategies that are used by police to deal with crime and disorder problems.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

This is not an introductory unit, it is a second year unit. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology units.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction and history of policing
2Structures of police organisations
3The New Plural Police
4Recruitment, Management and Leadership
5Accountability and Regulation
6The Standard Model of Policing
7Community Policing
8Hot Spots Policing, Problem Oriented Policing and Third Party Policing
9Investigations
10Policing Diverse Communities
11The Future of Policing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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