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Strategic Law Enforcement - PICT842

The western democratic perspective that public policing own and control the public safety domain is no longer valid. The role of private security beyond that of the 'night watch' or 'loss prevention' was until more recent times not considered relevant. The developing influence of neo-liberal principles in public administration, influenced by declining public funding availability and a push towards responsibilisation has seen the development of both the private security industry and other public/government agencies as key operational and strategic players in the safety and security market. The purpose of this unit is to look at the industry that is public safety and security, examine those who have a stake in the industry, the decision makers, specific components of the industry and the partnerships that are involved. In doing so the emphasis is not on the role of public police but on the role of public agency personnel and private security personnel in working with the public police in the Law Enforcement Industry. It is designed to provide a context for how each of these groups work together to ensure the safety and security of the community.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Mr Garry Dobson

Admission to MCrim or MPICT or MCPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or PGCertPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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