GPM507 International Policing (8)


This subject analyses the international deployment of police in peace keeping, capacity building and other roles. It discusses the various models of intervention and the factors which influence success or otherwise. This subject draws on case studies of international policing initiatives and the growing body of knowledge in this field. The need to create ownership of security sector reform by local populations and the challenges associated with policing across cultures, languages and organisations will also be examined along with the expectations of the home force and reintegration challenges.

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Session 2
DistanceManly Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

General knowledge of law enforcement practice

Enrolment restrictions

Resources for this subject will be provided electronically. Internet access is essential with broadband access most desirable

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to investigate, analyse and synthesise the broad body of knowledge of the history and context of International Policing, including relevant developments in Australia and overseas
  • be able to demonstrate mastery of the key theoretical underpinnings in International Policing generally and critically reflect on the impact of these on current law enforcement practice
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to analyse the contextual influences on your organisation of International Policing and to develop a strategic approach to the issue capable of being communicated to a range of professional and high level audiences
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to conduct case based research to enable effective analysis and critical reflection


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Treaties, agreements and structure
  • Formal and informal frameworks for cooperation, collaboration and prosecution
  • Principles of international operations
  • The role and purpose of United Nations' and other bodies in peace keeping missions
  • Factors and challenges influencing the effectiveness of policing interventions
  • Relevant case studies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.