POL303 Organised Crime (8)

This subject deals with: the problems of defining organised crime; with the history, both overseas and in Australia, of traditional forms of organising crime in the vice industry; corporate crime and public sector corruption; and policy implications of contemporary debates for policing and security agencies.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: POL303. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is only available to participants in the following courses:
Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security

 


 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Research and identify the historical development of organised crime to explain current nature and extent;
  • Examine the impact/relationship of globalisation on organised crime and identify its impact/relationship on trafficking, gangs, narcotics and terrorism; and
  • Analyse and report on the impact of organised crime on democracy, outlining current practices of disruption and difficulties to still be faced.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Defining organised crime
  • Histories of traditional organised crime in North America, Europe, South East Asia, Australia
  • Recent developments in organised crime in Australia
  • Other forms of organised crime
  • The corruption debate
  • Policy implications

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of POL303 in Session 1 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
Assessment item 1
40
2
Assessment item 2
60

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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