JST411 Investigations Management 2 (8)

This subject examines the challenges facing investigation in Australia today from a strategic perspective. It explores the management and criminological research literature with a view to understanding the kinds of strategic initiatives that are required to enhance investigation and investigation management. The subject will provide the student with a critical understanding of each of these issues.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to think critically about the transformation that needs to occur in management thinking and practice in relation to strategic initiatives and policy developments in criminal and administrative investigation
  • be able to think critically about the role that the investigation manager has to play in the policy development process and in guiding strategic directions in investigation
  • be able to demonstrate an appreciation for evaluating and applying management theory and models to the investigation environment in Australia
  • be able to review, analyse and devise strategic initiatives based on the management and criminological research to enhance the quality of investigation management practice


This subject will cover the following topics:

The role of management thinking in development of strategic initiatives
- The role of the manager in the policy development process
- The role of the manager with regard to strategic direction
- Evaluation and application of management theory/models
- Enhance investigation management practice


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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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.