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Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8042 | 2024

Australia's Approach to Law Enforcement

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Look at the for-profit private security industry by examining methods, decision makers and stakeholders. You’ll analyse the working partnerships with the public, police and the wider law enforcement industry.  

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Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Australia's Approach to Law Enforcement

About this subject

  • On completion of the subject you will be able to:

    1. Analyse the history and development of public and private organisations in the delivery of public safety
    2. Examine the complexities of private/public sector safety and security relationships 
    3. Critically evaluate the role and function of government in providing opportunities for the pluralisation in policing
    4. Evaluate the delivery of law enforcement services in differing public settings
    5. Evaluate the delivery of policing in differing private settings

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX842 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT842, PICX842
Pre-requisite Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or PGCertPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or MSecStrategicStudMCrim or MIntellMCrim or MCyberSecMCrim or MCTerrorismMCrim

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Criminology

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