POLICE, SOCIETY & DEMOCRACY

LST2POL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject discusses the history, institutional configuration, role and performance of police in Australia's democratic political context, and offers points of comparisons to other countries (democratic or else) around the world. To these ends, we explore a variety of questions concerning the police and its role in our criminal justice system; the relevance of policing for a democratic society; police culture; the links between police and community; contemporary challenges of policing (including transnational policing),among other relevant aspects of police and policing. After completing this course, students should be able to understand fundamental facts about police and policing, and critically evaluate the police's role in Australia and beyond.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesFollow up, write and share with class a co-authored project focused on a specific challenge of policing, following the guidelines provided in class. On-line teaching clips and activities / develop co-authored project focused on a specific challenge of policing.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Legal Studies or Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLST3POL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Be familiar with the key theoretical underpinnings of police and policing, plus a survey of the current institutional framework in Victoria
02. Discuss the contemporary challenges of policing in Australia and beyond
03. Understand and analyse the importance of police culture in police-society relations
04. Critique police reform efforts in Victoria, Australia and internationally
05. Know the history of the police, with an emphasis on Victoria and other law enforcement agencies in Australia

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 0.50 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 42
Ten 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,575 word Midterm Examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

1,575 word co-authored project about current policing challenges and presentation

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes/activities (900 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Preparation for Presentation of co-authored project (450 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 0.50 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 42
Ten 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,575 word Midterm Examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

1,575 word co-authored project about current policing challenges and presentation

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes/activities (900 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Preparation for Presentation of co-authored project (450 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2