ACR212 - Crime, Surveillance and Technology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Alternate years 2021, 2023
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Alternate years 2020, 2022
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students must complete any 4 credit points at level 1



Incompatible with:

ACR312, ASL223

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x 3-hour seminar per trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

5 x 1-hour class (recordings provided) and 2-hour online seminar per trimester


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.

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