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Policing: Systems and Practice

Analyse true crime stories where police investigations have failed to find the perpetrator. You’ll gain an understanding of the field of policing and get a new perspective on police systems.

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: CRI20001

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This subject aims to provide students with an overview of criminology and policing. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of policing and criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within policing.


  • History of policing in Australia and abroad
  • The organisational structure and systems of policing
  • Policing, the law, and the constitution
  • The role of policing in modern society
  • Policing issues in Australia
  • Police training and performance
  • Police, crime and statistics
  • Professional standards and ethics
  • Current issues and debates in policing
  • The future of policing in Australia

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