The Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), formed by the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Department of Police and Emergency Management (DPEM), is based in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Tasmania (Hobart).
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Where We Are
Tasmania is Australia's only island state. Its capital city Hobart is located in the southern part of Tasmania. Studying at the University of Tasmania is a perfect way to discover the island and at the same time gain new skills and knowledge. The University of Tasmania attracts students, academics and professionals from other Australian states and from overseas.
The accessibility, clean air and relaxed lifestyle is what makes Tasmania so liveable.
Visit About the University and Discover Tasmania website to find out more about the University of Tasmania and Tasmania.
Engagements and Commitments
TILES is committed to excellence in law enforcement research. Collaborative research that links academics with practitioners is a hallmark of that research. The Institute focuses on four strategic priorities namely research, teaching, communication and professionalism. These support University and Faculty Initiatives for University of Tasmania to be in the top echelon of research universities in Australia. The priorities also support DPEM initiatives to meet the goals of Tasmania Together 'Confident, friendly and safe communities' Tasmania Together website
TILES is engaged with the School of Social Sciences in successful collaboration between the University and the (DPEM) in teaching, especially in the development of the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) degree. The Institute provides supervision of Research Higher Degree (RHD) projects and full fee paying postgraduate courses.
To achieve an international reputation for excellence in law enforcement research.
To conduct and promote evidence based research to improve the quality of law enforcement and enhance community safety.
Theme Research Areas
The following theme areas are currently undertaken by the Institute:
- Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
- Policing and Law Enforcement
- Police and Communities
- Crime Prevention
- Drug and Alcohol Crime
- Natural Resources and Environmental Crime