ACR213 - Crime, Terrorism and Security
2020 unit information
Trimester 1 (alternate years 2021, 2023) and Trimester 3 (alternate years 2020, 2022)
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
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4 credit points at any level
ASL208, ASL308, ACR313
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
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4-5 x 3-hour seminars per trimester
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
4-5 x 3-hour online seminars per trimester
This unit provides an introduction to the broad subject of terrorism, including key definitions, and historical and contemporary examples, with a critical appraisal of its social and political effects. Students will develop an informed understanding of criminological debates about terrorism, and the problems that emerge from its classification as a high-profile form of political violence. The unit examines criminal justice responses to actual and perceived risks of terrorism, and investigates the complex relationships between legal, law enforcement, and other counter-terrorist actors. Through practical exercises, students will examine the need for governments, counter-terrorist authorities and civil society to carefully balance the responsibilities and rights of perpetrators and victims of terrorism, and understand the implications of counter-terrorism strategies on contemporary civilian life. On completion of this unit, students will be able to explain key patterns associated with terrorism and counter-terrorism policy, and analyse recent developments in a range of domains.
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