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ACR211 - Crime Prevention and Security

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

The level 3 version of this unit (ACR311) is only available for continuing students who commenced before 2013.  Refer to Student Services Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and Trimester 3 (alternate years 2017, 2019) (Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online))

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL221, ASL321

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Chad Whelan


4 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:

ASL221, ASL321, ACR311

Contact hours:

Campus: 4-5 x 3 hour Seminars per Trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit introduces students to the various ways in which we think about and respond to crime prevention and reduction. The unit examines the key policies and practices that have developed in Australia and internationally to address the 'problem of crime'. Examples include strategies to manipulate physical environments to reduce ‘opportunities’ for crime as well as measures taken to manage so-called ‘at-risk’ populations. In examining these approaches, the unit also develops an appreciation of the political, social, economic and cultural values expressed through crime prevention and reduction policies and programmes.


Report, 50%, 2000 words

Presentation, 50%, 2000 words

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