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
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.
|Unit name||Contemporary Policing|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Policing and Emergency Management|
|Coordinator||Ms Jeanette Boland|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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