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ACR211 - Crime Prevention and Security

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
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
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

ASL221, ASL321

Unit chair:

Chad Whelan

Prerequisite:

4 credit points at any level

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASL221, ASL321, ACR311

Contact hours:

Campus: 4 -5 x 3 hour Seminars per Trimester

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

Report, 50%, 2000 words

Presentation, 50%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

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