Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience
Prevent and reduce crime in the face of growing complexity
Address the challenges of regulating illegal activity which stretch the capabilities of traditional governing actors and institutions. You’ll consider crime in complex scenarios like global pandemics and climate change. Mitigate risk. Enhance resilience.
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Australian National University is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. With ties to the Australian Government, they have special standing as a resource for the Australian people. Their approach to education ensures graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to address complex contemporary challenges. Offering innovative online subjects from beginning to advanced levels through Open Universities Australia, they meet varied students’ needs and goals.
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What you'll learn
- Analyse and evaluate current debates and thinking at the intersection of crime, risk and resilience.
- Reflect on these debates in relation to the practical challenges of regulating illegal activity in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally.
- Design and apply regulatory governance frameworks for analysing and addressing the systemic effects of complex risks and crises in the criminological domain.
- Develop and communicate innovative recommendations for mitigating risk and enhancing resilience to traditional and non-traditional criminological problems, and strategies for effectively communicating these to external audiences.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
English Proficiency Requirements
Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
The operational challenges for policing, justice, regulatory and security agencies across Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and globally, are increasing in our networked world. These challenges are exacerbated by the compounding effects of systemic crises, for example, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. These crises generate significant disruptions and uncertainties which stretch the capabilities of traditional governing actors and institutions. They also give rise to novel governance landscapes and arrangements, which traditional justice and security actors must navigate and adapt to as part of coordinated and collaborative responses to systemic risks and harms.
Combatting harmful and illicit activities in the face of disruptions, crises, and poly-crises necessitates innovative and holistic strategies for conceptualising and addressing crime, risk and resilience. Enhancing the resilience of established crime control and policing institutions and security governance networks in-turn requires a new generation of working professionals and recent graduates with: a rich understanding of established crime control concepts, processes, models and practices; expert knowledge of the core regulatory principles and practices; and the ability to recognise and adapt to opportunities and risks across domains, using recent advances in systems-level thinking. The Graduate Certificate in Crime, Risk & Resilience has been developed with this cohort in mind.
Taught by experts based at the world-renowned School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), the Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk & Resilience is a rich interdisciplinary training experience. The curriculum has been developed to ensure that graduates develop knowledge and skills which will enable them to gain professional recognition as change agents and thought leaders across multiple sectors and domains that are working to prevent and reduce criminal harms in the face of growing complexity.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience requires 24 units, which must consist of:
12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
- REGN8013 Crime, Governance and Security (6 units)
- REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)
A minimum of 3 units and a maximum of 6 units of electives from the 'Risk and Resilience' stream:
- REGN8022 Governing in a Complex and Uncertain World (6 units)
- REGN8056 Complexity, Risk and Resilience (3 units)
A minimum of 6 units of electives from the 'Crime and Governance' stream:
- CRIM6002 Organised Crime (6 units)
- CRIM6010 Cybercrime: an introduction (6 units)
- POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption (6 units)
- REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World (6 units)
- REGN8012 Special Topics in Regulation and Governance (6 units)
- REGN8018 Governing Consumptagenic Systems (3 units)
- REGN8023 Governing Global Migration (6 units)
- REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)
- REGN8051 Regulatory Complexity in Asia (3 units)
- REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)
- REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units)
- SOCY6064 Surveillance and Society (6 units)
The Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience requires successful completion of 24 units of study