Courses & Units

Risk Management: Public Disorder HSP130



Only available to Tasmania Police Recruits.


This unit examines complex social issues undermining public order and safety and the social, psychological and physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community by disorderly behaviour. The management of these risks concerning such matters as alcohol and drug intoxication, indecency, loitering offences, protest-gatherings and noise pollution is analysed and assessed. Policing policies and legal implications relevant to these matters are critically analysed and assessed, with particular attention paid to street-level discretion and controversial policing theories and practices associated with the "Broken Windows" theory and "zero-tolerance policing".


Unit name Risk Management: Public Disorder
Unit code HSP130
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management

Kate Cashman

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Tasmania Police Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Tasmania Police Intake 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022
Tasmania Police 3/1/2021 2/12/2021 6/12/2021 29/6/2022
Tasmania Police Intake 1 27/9/2021 23/12/2021 5/5/2022 4/12/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to the subject matter, by understanding the influence of societal factors on policing practices and understanding transformation movements and trends in policing.
  2. Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to the subject matter, by articulating policing theories and practices and critically analysing the implementation of policing theories.
  3. Undertake secondary research using information literacy skills related to the subject matter.
  4. Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essays, face to face/online tutorials and exams.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $1,812.00 $850.00 993$993.00 $2,108.00

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  • HSP104, HSP131, HSP132, HSP133, HSP134, HSP217, HSP230, HSP231, HSP232, HPP233, HSP234, HSP332, HSP333.

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • HSP120


Teaching Pattern

1 lecture per week (34 contact hours)


1,500 word written assignment (20%), progressive tests (10%), 3hr written examination (40%) and practical scenario assessments (30%). Students must achieve 60% or more in all assessment components in order to gain an Ungraded Pass in this unit.

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