School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Critical Aspects of Policing
  • Unit Code

    CRI2201
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Pamela Jayne HENRY

Description

In this unit students consider how policing paradigms have evolved across time and the political context in which policing operates. Students examine contemporary proactive approaches to policing including, problem-oriented, community and intelligence-led policing. This unit also exposes students to contemporary issues and themes in policing such as the policing of minority groups and those with mental health issues, ethics, accountability and integrity. The overall purpose of this unit is to facilitate an understanding of the nature of policing in contemporary society. This compulsory unit provides an important foundation for moving into specialised units.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Review the history of policing.
  2. Critically discuss the political context in which police operate.
  3. Compare and contrast international policing systems.
  4. Critically discuss modern approaches to policing.
  5. Summarise key themes in policing.
  6. Provide an outline of the future of policing.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate skills in written expression and report writing.
  8. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively.
  9. Demonstrate responsibility for own learning.

Unit Content

  1. The history of policing.
  2. Police stress and self-care.
  3. The future of policing.
  4. The role of evidence-based policing.
  5. The political context of policing.
  6. International models of policing.
  7. Community policing, problem-oriented policing and intelligence-led policing.
  8. Policing minority groups.
  9. Drugs and policing.
  10. Policing the mentally ill.
  11. Ethics and integrity.
  12. Gender and policing.

Teaching and Learning Processes

This unit is conducted in both the on-campus and off-campus modes.

On-campus students attend a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial each week. Lectures are used to introduce the central concepts and literature relevant to Australia's policing bodies and their operations. On-campus tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail and develop their communication and teamwork skills. The assessments allow students to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written communication skills.

Off-campus students are provided with an electronic version of the on-campus lecture and weekly tutorials. All information is delivered to off-campus students via Blackboard. Regular online activities, delivered via the online modules and the discussion board, provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail. Online tutorials using Adobe Connect Pro allow students to develop their communication and teamwork skills. The assessments allow students to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written communication skills. Regular online access is required.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseResearch30%
ExerciseResearch30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseResearch30%
ExerciseResearch30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ExerciseResearch
TypeDescription
ExerciseResearch

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

CRI2201|1|1

School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Critical Aspects of Policing
  • Unit Code

    CRI2201
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Pamela Jayne HENRY

Description

In this unit students consider how policing paradigms have evolved across time and the political context in which policing operates. Students examine contemporary proactive approaches to policing including, problem-oriented, community and intelligence-led policing. This unit also exposes students to contemporary issues and themes in policing such as the policing of minority groups and those with mental health issues, ethics, accountability and integrity. The overall purpose of this unit is to facilitate an understanding of the nature of policing in contemporary society. This compulsory unit provides an important foundation for moving into specialised units.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Review the history of policing.
  2. Critically discuss the political context in which police operate.
  3. Compare and contrast international policing systems.
  4. Critically discuss modern approaches to policing.
  5. Summarise key themes in policing.
  6. Provide an outline of the future of policing.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate skills in written expression and report writing.
  8. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively.
  9. Demonstrate responsibility for own learning.

Unit Content

  1. The history of policing.
  2. Police stress and self-care.
  3. The future of policing.
  4. The role of evidence-based policing.
  5. The political context of policing.
  6. International models of policing.
  7. Community policing, problem-oriented policing and intelligence-led policing.
  8. Policing minority groups.
  9. Drugs and policing.
  10. Policing the mentally ill.
  11. Ethics and integrity.
  12. Gender and policing.

Teaching and Learning Processes

This unit is conducted in both the on-campus and off-campus modes.

On-campus students attend a two hour lecture and a one hour tutorial each week. Lectures are used to introduce the central concepts and literature relevant to Australia's policing bodies and their operations. On-campus tutorials provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail and develop their communication and teamwork skills. The assessments allow students to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written communication skills.

Off-campus students are provided with an electronic version of the on-campus lecture and weekly tutorials. All information is delivered to off-campus students via Blackboard. Regular online activities, delivered via the online modules and the discussion board, provide students with the opportunity to discuss critical aspects of the content in greater detail. Online tutorials using Adobe Connect Pro allow students to develop their communication and teamwork skills. The assessments allow students to demonstrate their content knowledge, critical thinking and develop their written communication skills. Regular online access is required.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

TypeDescription
Research
ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseResearch30%
ExerciseResearch30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ExerciseResearch30%
ExerciseResearch30%
ExaminationExamination40%
ExerciseResearch
TypeDescription
ExerciseResearch

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

CRI2201|1|2

TypeDescription
Research