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CRIM71-208: Prevention and Public Safety

Description

This subject is an introduction to the international sub-field of crime prevention (or crime reduction) which differs significantly from crime control even though the terms are often used interchangeably. Students will be able to discern that prevention comprises opportunity reducing measures that (1) are directed at highly specific forms of crime, (2) involve the management, design or manipulation of the immediate environment in as systematic and permanent way as possible, (3) make crime more difficult and risky, or less rewarding and excusable as judged by a wide range of offenders (Clarke 1997, 4). Students will be able to differentiate between the four main approaches to crime prevention that have developed on the global stage, especially from the UK, USA, The Netherlands and Australia. They comprise: situational, developmental, community/social and CPTED. Students will discover the analytical approach, sets of techniques and practical applications of these forms of crime prevention. They will engage in analysis of discrete situations, environments or crime types such as graffiti on public transport, car theft in shopping centres, or assaults near nightclubs. You will examine a range of international empirical evaluations of crime prevention measures through the use of research studies and will have the opportunity to engage in practical crime prevention exercises.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: CRIM71-208
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,800.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $3,900.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,040.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,150.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in critically appraising the schools or approaches within the field of crime prevention and delineate the specific techniques adopted by each. 2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills in critically evaluating the empirical research on crime prevention initiatives both in Australia and internationally. 3. Synthesise advanced knowledge of the theory, concepts, evidence 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: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022