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Ethics of Security - PICX320

This unit canvasses some of the major ethical, moral, and legal paradigms of thought within the field of Security Studies, and it considers how those paradigms might inform our approach to a number of controversial and consequential questions of security policy and practice. Through both historical and contemporary case studies, students will examine and evaluate the ethical dimensions of various security-related issues such as the recourse to war, humanitarian intervention, wartime conduct, interrogation and torture, intelligence and surveillance, and human rights. Students will also consider cases of professional and work-place ethics in order to gain a greater appreciation of expected standards of conduct within the security sector.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Brian Cuddy

12 units including (6 units from PICX units including PICX310Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PICT312, PICX312, PICT320
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

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