Courses & Units

Special Topic in Policing HSP300



This unit is only available to Tasmania Police members and forms part TP3 Advanced.

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This unit provides students with an opportunity to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered in the Police Studies undergraduate program. A relevant topic needs to be considered in the light of Tasmania Police policy and procedures, academic literature on policing organisations (such as police culture, reform, corruption, performance management, accountability, benchmarking, institutional racism, etc.) and related governmental policies and operational procedures, current legislation and contemporary social issues and their implications.

The unit builds on work covered in a range of policing, law, social science, policy, politics and/or criminology units. It provides students with an opportunity to take first research steps (by way of finding, perusing and analysing related literature, under supervision of your lecturer) via a case study.


Unit name Special Topic in Policing
Unit code HSP300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Teaching staff

Dr Romy Winter

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 091105

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.



Teaching Pattern



300 level:5,500-word research essay (100%)

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