Courses & Units

Policing in Diverse Contexts HSP109



This unit provides students with an understanding of the the complex contexts of diversity that can inform policing practice in productive and unproductive ways. This unit follows on from HSP108 Introduction to Policing. It provides knowledge around contemporary ways of doing policing work and partnerships and critical discussion of the impact of elements of policing work on victims/offenders.


Unit name Policing in Diverse Contexts
Unit code HSP109
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Teaching staff

James Dwyer

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this unit include:
1. Demonstrate critical engagement with the impact that policing can have on victims/offenders
2. Practice and develop professional writing conventions and demonstrate the skill of critical analysis in written text
3. Demonstrate introductory skills with conducting and reporting on social observation of how policing and security processes and systems are organised/structured in public spaces



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 091105

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Teaching Pattern

Off-Campus only: On-line weekly learning modules; on-line weekly discussion forum; no tutorials.


Assessment Task 1: Multiple Choice Quizzes (2x 20 question quizzes) (40%)

Assessment Task 2: Event Brief 1,500 words (40%)

Assessment Task 3: Weekly Discussion Board Participation (200 words weekly) (20%)

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