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GPM425 Applied Management in Law Enforcement and Security (16)

Abstract

This subject explores the theoretical foundation of contemporary management thinking in the unique context of law-enforcement, emergency service and security organisations. It draws upon the history of management theory, the evolution in thinking about management in the public sector and the major developments in governance and accountability in law enforcement and security organisations in Australia and overseas.

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Session 2
OnlineManly Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

Students in this subject should be working in a law enforcement, emergency service or security organisation or one that is very similar. Students working at any level of management will be able to apply their knowledge and experience of the organisation to the assessment tasks in the subject.

Enrolment restrictions

Students require internet access. All materials for the subject are delivered electronically. Some documents are quite large and having broadband access is beneficial.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to synthesise complex concepts and theories related to contemporary approaches to public sector management
  • be able to reflect critically upon the application of management theory to law enforcement and security organisations
  • be able to research and apply established management theories to law enforcement and security organisations
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and expert judgment to management of a law enforcment, emergency service or security organisation

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • contemporary corporate governance in public sector administration and management
  • current trends in corporate governance
  • governance and accountability in law enforcement and security organisations
  • performance management and its implementation in law enforement and security organisations
  • implementation of current theories of governance and accountability in law enforement and security organisations
  • financial management in the public sector
  • the role of professional ethics in contemporary law enforcement and security management
  • theoretical structure of organisational change
  • drivers of organisational change in law enforcement and security organisations
  • practical implications in the planning and implementation of change

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.