JUST 7001 Contemporary Policing Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101891

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Description The subject will focus on issues that impact on contemporary policing, and the future of policing. The subject will contextualise policing practice by introducing students to the historical, legal, political and social context of this practice. The subject will then consider contemporary issues for policing such as social inclusion and community engagement, working with cognitive disability, transnational crime and newly defined crimes due to technological advancements. The implications of these developments for policing organisations in the future will be considered.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Police Studies

Student Contribution Band

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Eligible students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership Program at NSW Police Management and Leadership Centre; or the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) at the Australian Institute of Police Management will receive Advanced standing for this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate solid understanding and analysis of current policing practice from historical, social, political and legal perspectives.
  2. Reflect on the role of the police in the 21st Century.
  3. Analyse issues facing contemporary policing practice.

Subject Content

1. Historical development of Policing, national and international
2. The impact of the legal, social and political context on policing practice
3. Critical issues impacting on contemporary and future policing practice