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Policing Major

Code: MAAAIF

Provides students with an understanding of the broad range of areas relevant to contemporary policing.

Students acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as intelligence, security, investigative practices, interviewing procedures, specialist policing units, and crime prevention and ethics. Although learning occurs within the context of an evidence-based policing paradigm, emphasis is placed on the practical skills relevant to this discipline area. The major is relevant to students with an interest in criminology and justice, but has a wider appeal to social work, psychology, security and students enrolled in the social sciences or humanities.

Availability

Availability

Joondalup

Offered

Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)

Online

Offered

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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in the review and production of research and/or policy relevant to contemporary policing.
  2. Adapt knowledge and skills to apply the basic principles of intelligence gathering and analysis.
  3. Communicate knowledge and ideas, relevant to policing, to academic, professional and non-professional audiences.
  4. Demonstrate a deep and coherent knowledge of legislation and practical requirements to successfully police diverse social groups and communities.
  5. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of theories and research relevant to contemporary policing, including intelligence, security, investigative practices, interviewing procedures, specialist policing teams, ethics in policing, and crime prevention.
  6. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in generating and planning evidence-based recommendations for contemporary policing legislation, policy and practice.
  7. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to recommend practical, ethical and/or legislative solutions to issues in policing.
  8. Review, analyse and synthesise criminological theory and research data relevant to policing.
  9. Take responsibility for own learning and development by reflecting on and evaluating practices, communication styles and performance feedback.
Structure

Structure

Year 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY1117Intelligence Foundations15
SCY2120Applied Intelligence15
Year 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCY2112 ^Counterterrorism15
or
SCY3107 ^Intelligence Analysis15
and
SCY3506 ^Counter Intelligence15
or
LAW2605 ^Security and the Law15
Year 3
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAN3121Leadership 15
CRI3109International Human Rights15
CRI3206Misconduct and Corruption Prevention15
CRI3112Operational Policing15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in law enforcement, as well as customs, state and federal police, state and national security, community services, sociology and youth work, public and private sector, Government agencies, research and universities, criminology, policy development, intelligence, crime analysis and restorative justice.

Possible future job titles

State or Federal Police Officer, ASIO Officer, Private Security Officer, Security Services Officer, Policy Development Officer, Intelligence Officer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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