Introduction to Policing - 2018

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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
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.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  Interpret and apply empirical literature to demonstrate knowledge of the organisation and management of policing in Australia.
2  Identify and discern police interventions, and understand how the historical backdrop informs them.
3  Critically analyse organisational policy related to crime control and police operations.
4  Apply evidence-based and procedurally-just practices that recognise the needs of diverse communities.

  • 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.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction: What is Policing? Historical Overview of Policing
2Structures of police organisations
3The Tapestry of Social Control; New Plural Police
4Police Recruitment and Leadership
5Police Corruption and Accountability
6The Standard Model of Policing/Community Policing
7Hot Spots and Problem Oriented Policing
8Investigations
9Police Legitimacy and Procedural Justice
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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