JST301 Applying Criminology To Crime Reduction (8)

This subject will explore the application of criminology to crime reduction. The study of criminology in the context of crime aims to develop reflective criminal justice professionals who can apply evidence based best practice to selected crime problems. It will critically analyse traditional and post-modern crime prevention strategies and equip police, community managers, and those working in crime prevention roles to work collaboratively with community groups to achieve crime reduction. Emphasis is also placed on the development of academic literacy and learning skills to assist course participants with successful transition to tertiary study.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST301. 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

Enrolment in the subject is restricted to participants undertaking the Bachelor of Policing program.

Exemptions to that restriction may be granted by the Course Director.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply criminological theory to crime prevention;
  • be able to relate current crime theories, particularly those concerning social issues, to selected crime problems;
  • be able to critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various crime prevention strategies;
  • be able to devise appropriate crime prevention strategies relevant to particular communities; and
  • develop academic literacy and learning skills essential for successful tertiary study.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Applied Criminological theory
  • Selected research and reasoning behind crime trends
  • Theoretical frameworks underpinning crime prevention activities
  • Interventions at the micro, meso and macro levels that focus on crime prevention
  • Auditing public perceptions

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST301 in Session 3 2020. 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
Value %
Orientation & reflection
Annotations and essay planning

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.