Simulation in Criminology
Work with peers on a simulated real-world crisis. Calling on your studies to date, apply criminology theory to your team role as a criminologist. Draft briefing papers and make policy recommendations to combat crime in this role-playing scenario.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Demonstrate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool.
- Demonstrate understanding of decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Apply crime prevention and deterrence techniques to complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-PICX952-Simulation in Criminology (No longer available)
- MAQ-PICX950-Strategic Simulation (No longer available)
- MAQ-PICX953-Simulation in Intelligence (No longer available)
- MAQ-PICX951-Simulation in Security and Strategy (No longer available)
- MAQ-PICX954-Simulation in Cyber Security (No longer available)
- MAQ-PICX955-Simulation in Counter Terrorism (No longer available)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Admission to MCrim and 60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICX8012 or PICX812) and (PICX8042 or PICX842) and (PICX8062 or PICX862) and (PICX8088 or PICX888) and (PICX8089 or PICX889) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955, PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955 Type NCCW (pre-2020 units) Description PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955, PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT8950 Strategic Simulation; PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy; PICT8952 Simulation in Criminology; PICT8953 Simulation in Intelligence; PICT8954 Simulation in Cyber Security; PICT8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism and PICX8950 Strategic Simulation; PICX8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy; PICX8953 Simulation in Intelligence; PICX8954 Simulation in Cyber Security; PICX8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
- Other requirements -
The second half of the subject when students are doing the simulation/wargame, will be delivered in an intensive mode, students are required to have an intensive level of involvement for 2 weeks.
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 was formerly known as PICX952 Simulation in Criminology
This subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during their program of study to a real world crisis. After being exposed to theoretical concepts of scenario-building, role-playing and decision-making, students will experience the challenges of solving problems and finding solutions to real world crises during a dynamic simulation. They will be part of a team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge, including strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Criminology will perform the role of the criminologist. Their mission will be to formulate policy-oriented solutions by applying their theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including the use of crime prevention/deterrence tools. As part of a team, students will learn how to develop ministerial briefing papers during a crisis situation and how to make policy recommendations.
- Ministerial brief (30%)
- 2 quizzes (20%)
- 2 small simulations (20%)
- Main Simulation (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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