Course Title: Crime Prevention

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Crime Prevention

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST2237

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

JUST2244

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Ruth Liston

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 3799

Course Coordinator Email: ruth.liston@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is a second year core course in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration. As such, it is assumed that students taking this course will have some prior knowledge of the theory and operation of the criminal justice system, criminology and/or legal studies. It is recommended that students without this assumed knowledge contact the course coordinator prior to enrolling to seek advice about preparatory reading that will support their studies in this course.


Course Description

This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of crime prevention theory and practice. You will learn about the theories underpinning environmental and social crime prevention and how they work in practice as response to crime and safety problems. You will learn about the design, implementation and assessment of crime prevention, and the role played by crime prevention in the policy landscape of Australia and elsewhere. The course will focus on the role of prevention in a variety of contemporary issues such as interpersonal crime, graffiti, alcohol-related violence, and cybercrime.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of key skills and capabilities for students in the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration. In this course, your learning will be extended towards the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively apply the principles, theories and philosophies of the criminal justice system in practical contexts
  • Apply critically reflective thought and analytical thinking to problems related to crime management and criminal justice systems in local and international contexts
  • Reflect on and implement ethical practice and social responsibility in diverse criminal justice settings


This course will also explicitly develop your learning according to the following Course Learning Outcomes:

  • understand leading crime prevention theories and methods along with their shortcomings and policy implications
  • have analytical and critical capacities in assessing crime prevention theory and practice
  • be able to assess broad issues that surround the adoption and implementation of crime prevention policies


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be offered either fully online, or in mixed-mode with some face-to-face classes.

Fully online: There are no face-to-face classes associated with this form of learning, however academic staff are available should assistance be required.

Mixed-mode: A combination of online lectures and face-to-face seminars will feature in this form of learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

There is generally a prescribed text for this course. You will also be advised about relevant readings throughout the course as various topics are addressed. 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 and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include short-answer tasks, literature reviews, case studies, class presentations, and examinations.

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