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ACR213 - Crime, Terrorism and Security

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and Trimester 1 (alternate years 2015, 2017) (Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online))

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL208, ASL308

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:P 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.


  • Policy Report (2000 words – 50%)
  • Presentation (1000 words or equivalent – 25%)
  • Online Exercises (25%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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