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Please note: this unit is only available to students accepted into the In-Service Pathway of 13D Bachelor of Social Sciences (Police Studies) as part of TP3 Advanced.

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TP3A Students will analyse a case study involving the use of social media in the light of Tasmania Police policy and procedures. The case needs to be considered in the light of academic literature on policing organisations (such as police culture, reform, corruption, performance management, accountability, bench marking, institutional racism, etc.) and related governmental policies and operational procedures, current legislation and contemporary social issues and their implications.

Summary 2021

Unit name Special Topic in Policing
Unit code HSP300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management

Dr. Romy Winter

Teaching staff

Dr. Romy Winter

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



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to policing and social media.
  2. Compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and the relevant case study.
  3. Undertake secondary research using information literacy skills related to the case study.
  4. Communicate knowledge and research results related to the case study.




Teaching Pattern



Case Study (100%)

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