Courses & Units

Contemporary Policing HSP417

Note:

Unit offered in either Sem 1 or Sem 2 each year subject to sufficient numbers; enrolment at other times requires approval of Police Studies Coordinator

Introduction

The unit consists of supervised research, within an advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as police accountability, leadership and management; police culture; police deviancy, oversight and reform; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues; policing alcohol-related violence in public places; forensic science; policing vulnerability and policing to combat transnational crime, etc. Students determine their preferred topics of study and work under the direction of the Unit coordinator on these topics.

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Policing
Unit code HSP417
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Ms Jeanette Boland
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • obtain a thorough grounding in selected topics in policing theory and practice
  • get the skills to engage in informed debate about selected policing issues in contemporary society
  • get the skills to conduct and appraise documentary research critically
  • communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of written dissertations or exercises.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)
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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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