Policing and the Politics of Counterterrorism
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- 31 May 2021
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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At completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- analyse different and competing understandings of policing
- explain and analyse the broader political and social context in which policing regimes, institutions and their agencies operate
- assess and critically evaluate different strategies to police terror
- effectively communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to policing counterterroism through clear and accurate written work and video or oral presentations
- demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaborative work.
- What is policing? Theories of policing Part 1
- What is policing? Theories of policing Part 2
- How did we get to now? The emergence of the modern police
- Transformations in policing
- Preventing and Policing Terror: Counterterrorism regimes in the comparative perspective
- Who polices? The institutional politics of counterterrorism
- Accountability in counterterrorism
- Policing Counterterrorism Transnationally
- Australia's regional counterterrorism strategy (AFP guest lecture)
- Privatised Counterterror
- The Future of Policing
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
‘The epic project of police’ has expanded since 9/11, but the study of policing continues to be neglected in social and political sciences. This course rectifies this 'gap' by inquiring how 'counterterrorism' is transforming police and policing at the local, national, international and radically changing power dynamics. Students examine theories of policing and the emergence of the modern police before turning to new policing regimes to counter and prevent terrorism including transnational policing and the role of the private actors.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Online Participation (10%)
- Written Assignment 1 (30%)
- Online Quiz (20%)
- Invigilated Exam - Closed Book (40%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
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