JST301 Applying Criminology To Crime Reduction (8)

This subject will explore the application of criminology to crime reduction. It will explore how police and community groups can work in partnership in order to achieve crime reduction through the application of evidence based best practice. The study of criminology in the context of crime reduction throughout this module aims to develop reflective criminal justice professionals. It will critically analyse traditional and post modern crime prevention techniques to equip police managers to make effective contributions to crime reduction in their communities. The module is also relevant to community managers and others with crime reduction responsibilities.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST301. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment in the subject is restricted to participants undertaking the Bachelor of Policing program.

Exemptions to that restriction may be granted by the Course Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to critically analyse the application of criminological theory to crime prevention
  • Be able to identify and critically analyse the strengths and limitations of the various approaches to crime prevention
  • Be able to devise crime prevention interventions that are appropriate in particular communities
  • Be able to identify and analyse why locations can demonstrate either a crime risk or crime prevention potential
  • Be able to interpret selected crime problem(s) in the light of current theories of crime, particularly those that concern social issues
  • Be aware of the limitations of community consultation and its implications for crime prevention


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Applied Criminological theory
  • Selected research and reasoning behind crime trends
  • Theoretical frameworks underpinning crime prevention activities
  • Interventions at the micro, meso and macro levels that focus on crime prevention
  • Auditing public perceptions


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.