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ACR213 - Crime, Terrorism and Security

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL208, ASL308

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Peter Chambers


4 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:

ASL208, ASL308, ACR313

Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines terrorism and transnational crime as security problems. It examines definitions and forms of terrorism and transnational crime and the administration of security in Australia and internationally in response to terrorism and transnational crime. The unit deals with these issues in relation to the law, risk, intelligence and the nature of security in an age of uncertainty. It also examines important conceptual and practical issues concerning the ways in which we can minimise the risk of terrorism and transnational crime, but asks students to think critically about the different costs and benefits associated with our attempts to increase security.


Report, 50%, 2000 words

Presentation,25%, 1000 words

Class/Online, 25%, Exercises

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