Crime Analysis and Investigation
Develop skills for conducting crime analysis and diagnosing crime problems, and tactics to disrupt criminal activity. Study specific topics such as victim, place and offender oriented analyses and how these can inform tactical decisions and intervention.
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By the end of this subject, students should develop the practical and conceptual skills that are beneficial for conducting crime analysis, diagnosing crime problems and recommending tactics to prevent or disrupt criminal activity.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- recall in depth concepts relating to theories of crime, crime analysis, hypothesis generation and testing, situational crime prevention and their inter-connections
- critique a crime prevention initiative drawing on crime theories and models of crime analysis
- examine crime patterns and choose appropriate action for crime prevention in an hypothetical crime data set.
- Introduction to Crime Analysis and Investigation and Problem Oriented Policing
- Environmental Criminology
- Analysing crime problems
- Responding to crime problems: Situational Crime Prevention (SCP) and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Evaluation for crime analysts
- Crime patterns: Hot spots and hot times
- Crime patterns: Repeat offending and victimization
- Practice Dataset 1
- Practice Dataset 2
- Practice Dataset 3
- The future of crime prevention
This is not an introductory subject, it is a Level 3 subject. You should complete other Level 1 or 2 criminology subjects before starting this subject. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.
No additional requirements
On completion, students will be conversant with the dominant theories explaining the relationship between crime and place, understand the main types of logical reasoning and be able to apply a systematic framework for analysis to crime problems. The second half of the course deals with specific topics, such as victim-, place-, offender-oriented analyses and how these inform tactical decisions and intervention work. While conceptual in parts, the objective of the course is pragmatic. Students do not need high level mathematical ability to do well in this course, only systematic and clear thinking.
- Critique of analysis (30%)
- FInal Exam (25%)
- Analysis Exercise (30%)
- Discussion Board Participation (15%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
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