Policing in Context

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Policing in Context

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Justice Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    JSB170 or JSB172 or LLB101 or PYB007

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit is concerned with the diverse roles, duties, powers and problems of policing in Australia. These issues are explored through a number of different themes across the semester.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. analyse and discuss the principal knowledge needed for understanding policing history, context and structure in Australia and demonstrate (Discipline Knowledge);
    2. debatethe models and functions of modern police as well as the actual skills, tasks and operations that police are expected to engage in as part of their core skill requirements (Discipline Knowledge);.
    3. analyse and evaluate the new developments in policing, focusing on the problems of policing in the early 21st century (Higher Order Thinking and Research);.
    4. develop an ability to work without close supervision (Communication, Collaboration and Independent Life Skills); and d
    5. cultivate the ability to work well with others (Communication, Collaboration and Indepedendent Life Skills); and
    6. communicate your ideas clearly (Communication, Collaboration and Independent Life Skills).

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