Situational Crime Prevention and Security Management - 2016

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Unit summary


  • 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
  • Assessment: Assignment (50%) , Invigilated Exam (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit is concerned with crime prevention through opportunity reduction strategies in the physical environment and immediate situations in which crimes occur. The unit begins by reviewing the overlapping fields of situational crime prevention and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), with a focus on successful prevention projects.

The second part extends the concept of situational prevention from a security management perspective. This part develops practical skills in the management of safety and loss prevention in private and public settings, centred on risk management procedures. Learning activities include conducting a security risk assessment and developing a loss reduction and safety plan.

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

You will learn the main principles of successful situational crime prevention and security management, as well as understanding policy issues and options associated with the growth and regulation of the security industry. You will also be able to carry out a basic security risk assessment and produce a standardised report.

  • Assignment (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Quiz — On-line Quiz (20%)
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.

1Rational Choice Theory and Situational Crime Prevention
2Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
3Case Studies: Violent Crime and Disorder
4Case Studies: Property Crime and Fraud
5Crime prevention and current problems
6Principles of Security Management and the Security Survey
7Physical Security
8Security and Safety Related to Personnel
9Security Related to Personnel
10Risk Assessment Field Work
11The Security Industry
12Accountability and Regulation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

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

This unit is an approved elective 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Professional Practice in Crime Prevention and Security

    By:Tim Prenzler

    ISBN: 9781922117243


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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