JST489 Crime Prevention Partnerships (16)

Partnerships between agencies are currently seen as the only way to implement effective crime prevention initiatives. This subject, using an action research process, allows students to explore the value of the partnership approach whilst considering crime problems upon which there are diverse community views. Students interact with each other, and relevant community members, in the development of a crime prevention project and in conducting a process evaluation.

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

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must have access to the internet

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain why partnerships are seen as the means for acheiving crime prevention goals
  • be able to take account of the composition of their communities and the parties with an interest in a particular problem in identifying stakeholders
  • be able to build local capacity to support crime prevention through partnerships
  • be able to plan, monitor and evaluate an actionresearch crimeprevention project collaboratively, through the systematic identification of crime prevention needs and formulation of a range of options
  • be able to identify and deal with the difficulties of being in a partnership in a learning situation
  • be able to support members of less powerful groups in partnership situations
  • be able to integrate action and research
  • be able to use a range of strategies in soliciting community views
  • be able to promote evidencebased approaches through demonstrating their capacity to conduct a smallscale process evaluation


This subject will cover the following topics:

Crime rates and the impetus for partnerships in reducing these Evidence on the effectiveness and feasibility of a variety of crime prevention initiatives, related to students' learning needs The action research process (using Action Research & Evaluation On Line - AREOL) Project planning, monitoring and evaluation in the collaborative context The rhetoric of 'community' Process evaluations


Current 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.