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ACR213 - Crime, Terrorism and Security

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
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL208, ASL308

Unit chair:C Whelan

4 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:

ASL208, ASL308, ACR313


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment


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%)

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