Courses & Units

Risk Management: Interpersonal Violence HSP230

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit is only available to Tasmania Police recruits/professionals.


This unit examines complex social problems
underlying interpersonal violence and the social, psychological and
physical risks posed to individuals, groups and the community. The management of these risks concerning such
matters as family violence, sexual offences, assault, wounding and grievous bod
ily harm is analysed and assessed.
Policing policies and legal implications relevant to such matters are critically analysed and assessed, with
particular attention paid to victimology through understanding the social characteristics of victims of violence
how these are related to the perpetrators of violence. Social and cultural issues, including intergenerational
factors, and ethical considerations relating to both victims and perpetrators of violence are examined.


Unit name Risk Management: Interpersonal Violence
Unit code HSP230
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Doctor Romy Winter
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Undertake secondary research using information literacy skills related to the subject matter.
  • Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essays, face to face/online tutorials and exams.
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AssessmentDirect Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (100%)
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