Crime Analysis and Investigation
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course/unit is capable of standing as an independent unit of study but ideally follows 2002CCJ/CCJ22 Introduction to Policing. On completion, students will be conversant with the dominant theories explaining the relationship between crime and place, understand the main types of logical reasoning and be able to apply a systematic framework for analysis to crime problems. The second half of the course deals with specific topics, such as victim-, place-, offender-oriented analyses and how these inform tactical decisions and intervention work. While conceptual in parts, the objective of the course is pragmatic. Students do not need high level mathematical ability to do well in this course, only systematic and clear thinking.Course IntroductionThis course is capable of standing as an independent unit of study but ideally follows 2002CCJ Introduction to Policing. On completion, students will be conversant with the dominant theories explaining the relationship between crime and place, understand the main types of logical reasoning and be able to apply a systematic framework for analysis to crime problems.Course AimsThis course has three components. The first part deals with understanding crime, including the major theories as well as briefly dealing with common cognitive errors associated with diagnosing problems. The second part deals with how to analyse crimes and focus on victim-, offender- and place-oriented analyses. The final component of the course outlines how to prevent crime. While conceptual in parts, the objective of the course is pragmatic and to equip students with transferable skills. Students do not need a high level mathematical ability to do well on this course, only systematic and clear thinking.Learning OutcomesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:1 recall in depth concepts relating to theories of crime, crime analysis, hypothesis generation and testing, situational crime prevention and their inter-connections2 critique a crime prevention initiative drawing on crime theories and models of crime analysis;3 examine crime patterns and choose appropriate action for crime prevention in an hypothetical crime data set;
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Assignment - Written Assignment
Assignment 1: Critique of Analysis
Assignment - Written Assignment
Assignment 2: Analysis Exercise
Exam - selected response
Final/End Study Period Exam
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