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Police, Society and Democracy

Undergraduate | LTU-LST2POL | 2024

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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Police, Society and Democracy

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Develop familiarity with the key theoretical underpinnings of police and policing, plus a survey of the current institutional framework in Victoria
    2. Discuss the contemporary challenges of policing in Australia and beyond
    3. Understand and analyse the importance of police culture in police-society relations
    4. Critique police reform efforts in Victoria, Australia and internationally
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the police, with an emphasis on Victoria and other law enforcement agencies in Australia

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of level 1 subjects
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed LST3POL (Police, Law & Order) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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