JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing (8)

The subject focuses on a number of issues impacting on contemporary relations between police and Indigenous Australians, with a view to understanding relevant causal factors and identifying relevant responses. Attention will be paid to the historical relations between police and Indigenous Australians, and the role of government in structuring relations between Indigenous Australians and police. Current policing policies and initiatives will also be considered. Specific points of focus include the policing of Indigenous women, the criminalisation of Indigenous Australians, institutional and personal racism, and police culture and decision-making.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST309. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the impact of colonisation on contemporary police/Aboriginal relations
  • be able to critique key contemporary debates about the policing of Indigenous people
  • be able to evaluate current police policies which focus on Indigenous people
  • be able to discuss the ways in which government responses to Indigenous people affect the policing of those people

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

- The effect of colonisation on contemporary policing of Indigenous Australians
- Formal and substantive justice
- Policing and the Stolen Generations
- Institutional and personal racism
- The criminalisation of Indigenous Australians
- Over policing and zero tolerance in relation to Indigenous Australians
- Police culture and decision-making
- Policing Indigenous women
- Policing public space
- Contemporary policing policies related to policing Indigenous people
- Contemporary Indigenous initiatives in policing

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST309 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Reflective blog post
2
Evaluative essay - police policies
30
3
Research essay - justice reinvestment
45
4
Reflective journal
25

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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