Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Justice Studies, Peace and Conflict

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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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 introduces the emerging field of homeland security. It has a particular focus on the role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from threats from within and without The unit provides an introduction to the field of policing, intelligence and counterterrorism and focuses on the operational level of national security. It begins with an overview of public and private law enforcement roles and policing theories. It also examines private sector security organisations. This approach distinguishes homeland security from national security, which is a broader, all-hazards concept. The unit complements PICT211, which focuses on government and private sector strategies for national security, and PICT213, which focuses on disaster resilience and crisis response.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.