Policing and Society

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Policing and Society

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, Justice Studies, Peace and Conflict, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CRIM580 Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • 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

    The police are the "gatekeepers" to the criminal justice system and are therefore an integral part of how society is governed. Students explore the complex relationship between how New Zealand is policed as well as the public and political expectations placed on the police. Using national and international evidence, students will be given a critical overview of the relevant perspectives that have influenced policing in the past, and the present, while considering the future of policing in NZ.

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