JST322 Crime Reduction (8)

The reduction of crime is a core law enforcement and security function, which can be achieved through adopting an evidence-based investigative and problem-solving approach. By working in a collaborative manner with a variety of community and law enforcement sources, some of the underlying causes of a wide range of criminal activities can be identified and efficiently addressed. This subject explores the evidence based approach of gathering intelligence, in addition to the current methods of investigation that are available, to effectively deal with existing volume crime problems within a problem-solving framework. It provides students with an understanding of intelligence functions to identify crime and disorder problems as well as proactive problem-solving approaches necessary to reduce crime and community fear.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST322. 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

Students must be enrolled in: -

Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to utilise community and law enforcement sources in crime reduction;
  • be able to explain the intelligence process and information management and apply to crime reduction;
  • be able to design a crime reduction plan drawing upon strategies of best practice from various sources within a national and international context; and
  • be able to analyse and utilise the intelligence structures within law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Evidence-based policing and its link to crime reduction
  • A detailed overview of modern intelligence theories, the intelligence function and the 'intelligence cycle' in the crime reduction context.
  • The theory of intelligence led-policing and other forms of evidence-led policing.
  • Approaches to the management of data, information and intelligence for crime reduction.
  • Approaches to critical thinking and analysis for crime reduction.


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.