Policing and Crime
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to:
- Describe the historical development of contemporary policing, as well as police structures, management, powers, as well as reform and accountability mechanisms
- Research, locate and summarise academic texts
- Engage in informed, scholarly policing-related debate with staff and fellow students
- Critically explore contemporary issues in policing, including: training and culture; strategies; ethics, corruption and accountability; and the use of force
- Week 1 Unit Guide & Brief History of Policing
- Week 2 Police & Policing. What's the difference?
- Week 3 Police Use of Force. The good and the bad
- Week 4 Police Training & Culture. Is police culture bad?
- Week 5 Police Corruption. What's noble cause corruption?
- Week 6 Police Strategies. What are they?
- Week 7 The Pluralisation of Policing. The 'WHAT' of policing?
- Week 8 Policing Terrorism
- Week 9 Organised Crime. What is it actually?
- Week 10 Transnational Organised Crime. Modern Day Slavery
- Week 11 Transnational Organised Crime. Counterfeit medicines & the impact on global health
- Week 12 Policing the Environment on land and at sea
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite 50cp at 1000 level or above NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICX102, PICT202 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT2020 Policing and Crime
- 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject introduces students to police and policing and their role and purpose in contemporary society. Policing is and always has been a complex and contentious aspect of society be it in crime prevention and or social control. This unit provides students with the theoretical tools required to make sense of the different forms of policing and the concepts that underpin them. The unit will critically explore the history of the police and policing, how officers are trained, corruption, the use of force, police culture through to policing transnational organised crime. Through analysis of historical and current policing issues, students will learn to assess the relevance and cause and effects of crime and how it is policed.
- Final Essay (50%)
- Essay Plan (20%)
- Paper Summary (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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