Subject details

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 of the law enforcement industry.
  4. Evaluate the delivery of law enforcement services in differing public settings
  5. Evaluate the delivery of law enforcement services in differing private settings
  6. Students will have an advanced understanding of Australia’s law enforcement policy    environment, including the contending roles of the Federal and State Police, judiciary, Attorney General’s department and the Australian Border Force.
  • Topics

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • MAQ-ISS-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-ISS-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-PII-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Strategic Law Enforcement.

Historically, the police, policing and law enforcement has been a localised function reflecting the customs, practices and traditions of an identifiable community, in this case Australia. The fact there are less than 10 policing organisations in the western world with more than 10,000 police (NSW Police Force being one) that police a population in the millions,  is rare. Modern policing in Australia now addresses multiple crime types and government policy perspectives. This subject provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect upon the role of the police, how policing and law enforcement exist and how it is influenced by in social systems, legal systems, economic development, conflict and globalisation of crime. As part of that understanding, State based policing, national policing and their relationship to international policing and policy will be explored.  

  • Assessment 1 (5%)
  • Assessment 2 (30%)
  • Assessment 3 (15%)
  • Assessment 4 (50%)

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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