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Policing and Crime

Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX2020 | 2024

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Policing and Crime

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to: 

    1. Describe the historical development of contemporary policing, as well as police structures, management, powers, as well as reform and accountability mechanisms
    2. Research, locate and summarise academic texts
    3. Engage in informed, scholarly policing-related debate with staff and fellow students
    4. Critically explore contemporary issues in policing, including: training and culture; strategies; ethics, corruption and accountability; and the use of force

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


50cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (pre-2020 units)
PICX102, PICT202
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PICT2020 Policing and Crime

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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