Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX3020 | 2023
Ethical Practice in Security Studies
Canvas the major ethical, moral and legal paradigms of thought within security studies. Evaluate the ethics of the recourse to war, humanitarian intervention, wartime conduct, interrogation and torture, weapons, intelligence and surveillance
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
- 20 Feb 2023,
- 24 July 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, you be able to:
- Examine the major ethical, moral, and legal paradigms of thought within the field of Security Studies and Criminology.
- Discuss and critically evaluate challenging questions of security and criminology policy and practice.
- Apply ethical and professional standards expected of those working in the security sector, including during the course of their PACE activity.
- Understand and apply the theory of teamwork and project management during the course of their PACE activity.
- Through reflective practice, consider and apply career development and job application strategies.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
The subject was previously known as PICX320 Ethics and Security.
As the capstone subject for the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, PICX3020 partners students with organisations drawn from government, industry, and civil society. Teams of students will work on projects designed both to contribute to the mission of their partner organisation and to give students the opportunity to apply the insights they have developed over the course of their program to a practical problem in their field. Mentors from the partner organisations will provide guidance to the student teams during the unit. Alongside their project work, students will undertake some complementary career development exercises and consider what it means to think and act ethically in their chosen careers. Applications to undertake PICX3020 in Session 2 will open at the start of Session 1 and close at the end of Week 5 in Session 1. The Special Approval Permission Waiver is the last stage in the process, so you do not need to submit this until advised.
- Project work (60%)
- Mock job application (40%)
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