Policing and Crime
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- 27 Jul 2020
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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At the completion of this subject students 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
100 level or above
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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 unit introduces students to policing and the role and purpose of the police in crime prevention and social control. It will explore the history of the police, how officers are trained, as well as critical issues such as corruption and the use of force. The unit will also compare the structure of policing and criminal organisations, and explore contemporary challenges such as policing transnational crime.
- Tutorial participation online (10%)
- Paper summary (30%)
- Research Essay Plan (10%)
- Semester Quiz (20%)
- Essay (30%)
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