CULT 2018 Crime Prevention and Drugs

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102708

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Description This unit will examine the theory, politics and practice of crime prevention while exploring how this relates to alcohol, illicit drug use and criminalisation. In particular, this unit will explore key elements of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) research, service delivery and policy approaches that are framed, both practically and symbolically as crime prevention measures. It will address current approaches to crime prevention, evaluate their effectiveness and examine emerging strategies in the field. Some key case studies in the field of critical drugs studies will be used throughout this unit to demonstrate some principles of crime prevention introduced in the first part of the unit.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Incompatible Subjects CULT 3008 - Crime Prevention and Community

Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify and explain key theoretical frameworks underpinning approaches to crime prevention.
  2. Analyse the concept of criminalization and its relationship to drug use and crime prevention.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the link between critical drugs studies and crime prevention principles.
  4. Communicate crime prevention strategies to community and industry stakeholders.

Subject Content

Origins and theoretical foundations of crime prevention.
Types of crime prevention (i.e. social, physical, neighbourhood).
Planning and crime prevention partnerships.
Crime and drugs nexus.
Drugs, crime and harm minimisation as crime prevention.
Criminalisation, decriminalisation and legalisation of drugs.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz: Multiple choice - linked to the pre-tutorial content Six quizzes (five questions each) 30 N Individual
Reflection: Individual journal entries that reflect on how crime prevention principles apply to drugs issues Two x 500 word journal entries 30 N Individual
Professional Task: Crime Prevention Plan 2000 words 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Sutton, A, Cherney, A and White R. 2014, Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices, 2nd Edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

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Sydney City

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Liverpool

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Online

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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