Course Title: International Policing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Policing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST2247

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016

JUST2248

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2009

JUST2248

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Alan Ogilvie

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: alan.ogilvie@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil.


Course Description

 

This course is an introduction to differing police methods practiced around the world. You will explore Australia’s role in international policing and also examine a number of international crimes. You will explore and debate issues and topics including:

  • Australia’s role and obligations in international policing including co-operative programs and legislation;
  • Interpol – Europol;
  • Alternative Police Models from other countries including Japan
  • International Crimes such as drug trafficking, child pornography, sex slave trade and money laundering;
  • Terrorism and the future of International Policing


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

a) Explain the nature and function of International Policing;
b) Apply relevant Australian Legislation as it relates to International Policing;
c) Evaluate emerging issues that impact on the detection, investigation and prosecution of selected international crimes;
d) Deconstruct the issues and problems associated with international law enforcement and the various national and international responses to it;
e) Reflect on the complex social, cultural, and legal environment within which international policing operates.


In this course, you will develop the following graduate capabilities:

  • Critical analysis and problem solving
  • Effective management and use of information


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered completely online. There are no face to face classes associated with this form of learning, however academic staff are available should you require assistance. The course is divided into five modules.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include online tests, examinations, threaded discussions, group work, and essay writing. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
 

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment