LAWS6197 - Policing Australian Society
- This unit traces the development of civil policing in Australia. Policy is viewed both within and beyond the state.
- Certain unique features of contemporary police practice are highlighted and critical consideration is given to the community framework within which the police now operate.
- Current issues in policy are discussed and debated in a context of justice and the inextricable connection with policing.
Concepts of policing; the history and contemporary philosophy of policing and current issues in the institutions and processes of policing in Australia. The topics around which the seminars are constructed juxtapose crucial features of police work such as discretion, accountability, culture and authority against contemporary challenges such as malpractice, professionalism, community policing and police powers.
Semester 1 Intensive
17, 18 & 24, 25 May 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Class Presentation (20%)
- 1 x In-Class Test (10%)
- 1 x Essay (30%)
- 1 x Exam (40%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.