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ACR211 - Crime Prevention and Security

Unit details

Year2015 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 2015, 2017) (Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online))

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ASL221, ASL321

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C 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.


  • Policy Report (2000 words – 50%)
  • Presentation (2000 words or equivalent – 50%)

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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