Courses & Units

Policing and Governance HSP216

Note:

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

Introduction

This unit 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 government, the police, other governmental institutions and the public are discussed. Issues concerning such matters as police accountability, police culture and police deviance, oversight authorities, the managerial approach to policing, community policing and transnational policing are examined. Case material from Australia and international jurisdictions to illustrate policy issues and contemporary practices.

Summary

Unit name Policing and Governance
Unit code HSP216
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Ms Emma MacDonald
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Intermediate

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and apply theoretical knowledge and research (about a specified topic area) to analyse cases.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate contrasting arguments using evidence to justify your view.
  • Communicate in writing in the form of essays, oral presentations, and informally in online discussion forums.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

AssessmentPower point presentation (40%)|Case analysis (40%)|Discussion Forum participation (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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