Subject details

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.

  • Topics
    • Rational Choice Theory and Situational Crime Prevention
    • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
    • Case Studies: Violent Crime and Disorder
    • Case Studies: Property & Financial Crime
    • Crime prevention and current problems
    • Principles of Security Management and the Security Survey
    • Physical Security
    • Security and Safety Related to Personnel
    • Security Related to Personnel
    • Physical Security
    • The Security Industry
    • Risk Assessment Field Work
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements


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

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please Note: This subject is not taking enrolments at this time.

This subject is concerned with crime prevention through opportunity reduction strategies in the physical environment and immediate situations in which crimes occur. The subject 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 subject offering.

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (25%)

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 subject

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