This subject introduces students to the role of the media in modern society and the historical and contemporary relationship that exists between policing and the media.
The subject covers three main topic areas. The first discusses the history, nature and importance of police-media relations. In the second topic, students conduct a review of a policing organisations approach to the media, both at a corporate level and in a community policing or specialist area relevant to the subject participant. The third topic focuses on the development of a media strategy to support an operational plan that addresses a localised crime or strategic policing issue.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Enrolment is restricted to students in the following undergraduate programs:-
Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Border Management
1. History of police and media relations
2. Role of media in society (the fourth estate)
3. Corporate media policies, campaigns and resources
4. Conflict in police and media relations
5. Police and media relations at a crime scene or event
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.