SS3120 - Policing and Crime Prevention

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of how policing and crime prevention practices can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The course will outline the theoretical bases of policing and crime prevention, and evaluate their application to specific types of crime in specific settings. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recognize core concepts of policing and crime prevention; apply their concepts, theories and approaches to analyze crimes in local context; articulate the complex social and environmental conditions in contemporary societies affecting policing and crime prevention efforts; and express innovative ideas and creative suggestions for policing and preventing crime.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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