Policing and Social Control
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the key institutions and policies of Policing in Australia;
- identify, analyse and evaluate the social controls that transform policies and institutions of the Australian Criminal Justice System and be able to communicate this to others;
- apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to address issues around complex or unpredictable problems in relation to policing; and
- demonstrate autonomy and judgement through research abilities and written analysis.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Law enforcement is a complex and demanding role which involves many ethical and moral decisions on a daily basis. This subject will investigate the role of the police in social control, maintaining law and order, keeping the peace and preventing crime. This subject provides you with a broad ranging consideration of the criminological sub-field of policing. When studying this subject you will examine policing from a local and international perspective. Topics include: the history, context and structure of police organisations in Australia; police roles, skills, and operations; ‘cop’ culture, corruption and other ethical issues concerning police officers.
Assessment 1 Online Participation: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2 Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 4 Take Home Exam: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (30%)
- Structured Participation (10%)