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Policing and Governance

Enrolment code: HSD205/305

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link]

Unit description:

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 the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed. Contemporary issues concerning such matters as community-based policing, police accountability, race relations, corruption, dissent, militarisation, managerialism, privatisation and international policing to combat transnational crime are also explored. Case material from Australia, Britain, the United States and other, largely western countries is drawn on to illustrate policy issues and to examine practices.

Staff Dr R Hall, Ms M Astrinakis For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HSP201/301, HGE240/340  
Assessment mode 2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Reader (available from School of Government) Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Waddington PAJ, Policing Citizens, ISBN 1857286936 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Public Policy
Social Ecology
Police Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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