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Crime Prevention policy is a criminological course which aims to introduce students to central concepts and issues in the emerging crime prevention literature and practice. The course is socio-legal in orientation, although there is scope for discussion of legal regimes in relation to specific topics. The knowledge of theoretical and practical developments will be applied to specific local contexts and the major Research Assignment is directed to this end. The course introduces students to theories and practices of crime prevention and should be of particular interest to people wishing to develop greater knowledge of criminology and criminal justice.

Main topics

  • Space, geography and the city
  • The emergence of fear of crime as a criminological object
  • The rise of risk, marketing and technology
  • Different theories of and approaches to crime prevention
  • Crime prevention in rural areas and or Aboriginal communities
  • Local government and crime prevention plans
  • The politics of crime prevention
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Criminal Laws (JURD7122/JURD7111). Plus, completion of 36 UOC of JURD courses for students enrolled prior to 2013. For students enrolled after 2013, completion of 72 UOC of JURD courses.

Course Outline

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