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JST328 Road Trauma Reduction (8)


This subject discusses the far-reaching effects of road trauma and introduces students to current theories regarding its reduction. Issues raised include the social environment and its relationship to road trauma, as well as the modification of human behaviour. General deterrence and specific deterrence in road trauma reduction will be examined as well as program evaluation. Skills learnt in the subject will assist students in designing strategies to reduce road trauma and in dealing with the day-to-day policing of such incidents.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Policing Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor Of Policing and Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • - be able to discuss the social environment and its impact on road trauma
  • - be able to recognise the role of design and engineering
  • - be able to apply the theories relating to modifying human behaviour to reducing road trauma
  • - be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a given enforcement program
  • - be able to discuss the advantages of general deterrence and specific deterrence in road trauma reduction
  • - be able to design a strategy to reduce road trauma in a given situation
  • - be able to discuss involvement of external stakeholders in road trauma reduction
  • be able to analyse the series of events surrounding a major traffic incident
  • be able to identify the environmental, human and mechanical factors in crashes


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Social,physical and psycological factors in driving behaviours
  • Road and vehicle engineering and design
  • Costs of road trauma
  • Theories underpinning behavioural change programs and interventions
  • Enforcement programs and their impact
  • Road trauma reduction strategies which affect all drivers(general deterrence)and those affecting problem drivers (specific deterrence)
  • risk management concepts in crashes
  • human factors in crashes
  • environmental factors in crashes


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.