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ACR212 - Crime, Surveillance and Technology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

The level 3 version of this unit (ACR312) is only available for continuing students who commenced before 2013.  Refer to Student Services Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for further 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
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Palmer

Any 4 credit points at level 1



Incompatible with:

ACR312, ASL223

Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The level 3 version of this unit (ACR312) is only available for continuing students who commenced before 2013. Refer to Student Services team at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for further information.


This unit examines new and emerging surveillance technologies and the impact these have for traditional notions of crime and security problems. Examples include the increasing use of video surveillance, facial recognition software, unmanned drones, smart televisions and mobile webcams. While some of these technologies have been developed as deliberate tools for surveillance, many have been developed for other purposes (such as webcams and smart televisions) but have the result of providing for increasing means of technological surveillance. The unit examines the effects of these technologies in relation to crime and security problems as well as society more broadly.


Policy Report (2000 words – 50%)

Group Assignment (2000 words or equivalent – 50%)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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