Policing and the Politics of Counterterrorism
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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.
- Introduction to POL202 – What do police do?
- Liberal theories of policing
- Marxist theories of policing
- Historical institutionalism (guest lecture DR Chris Owen)
- Democratic theories of policing
- BLM and Abolitionist policing
- Policing terror
- Big Data policing
- Community Policing
- Policing Lone Wolves
- Police violence in Indonesia (research seminar)
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-POL335-Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism (No longer available)
No additional 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 (15%)
- Critical Theoretical Review (35%)
- Research Essay (50%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Textbooks are not required.