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CRIM12-208: Prevention and Public Safety

Description

This subject introduces you to the field of crime prevention, which differs significantly from crime control. You will study opportunity-reducing measures that (1) are directed at specific offence problems, (2) involve environmental design considerations, and (3) elevate the risk and reduce the rewards of offending. You will differentiate between the four main approaches, developed globally, that comprise situational, developmental, community/social and environmental design. You will engage with analytical approaches, sets of techniques and practical applications of these forms of crime prevention, and analyse discrete situations, environments or crime types. You will develop professional skills in crime prevention through research exercises, case studies and practical applications.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: CRIM12-208
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Critically appraise the schools or approaches to crime prevention and delineate the specific techniques adopted within each.
  2. Evaluate the empirical research on crime prevention initiatives both in Australia and internationally.
  3. Apply knowledge of the theory and practice of crime prevention to specific crime scenarios/cases.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 15/05/2023
Subject start: 15/05/2023
Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
Teaching census: 09/06/2023