Courses & Units

Policing and Governance HSP216

Hobart

Note:

Core unit for police studies major in BSocSci (Police Studies), conventional pathway. Police members please refer to HSP316.

Introduction

Examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed. Contemporary issues concerning police accountability, police culture, police deviance, oversight authorities, the managerial approach to policing, the marketisation of policing, community policing and transnational crime are examined. Case material from Australia, Britain, the United States and other largely western countries is drawn on to illustrate policy issues.

Summary

Unit name Policing and Governance
Unit code HSP216
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron and A/P Angela Dwyer

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level from any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Assessment

Online Participation to Discussion (tutorials): (10%)
Minor Essay 1000 words  (15%) 
Major Essay  2000 words (25%)
Final exam 2-hour exam ( 50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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