Students will study the theories that attempt to explain why crime happens, and how these theories inform frameworks of information gathering and investigative practice. They will plan for the application of the frameworks to both specific investigations and, more broadly, to community policing and crime prevention.
Students will also evaluate and interpret data and statistics relevant to investigative practice. They will learn to identify sources of information (including the public, the witness, the suspect, the informant, the investigative interview, the policing community, the intelligence community, and the forensic community) and will learn strategies for information gathering and exchange that are effective, legal and ethical.
This subject gives students a good foundational knowledge which will be applied more practically in JST313 Investigative Interviewing and JST322 Crime Reduction.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Policing, Bachelor of Policing (Investigations), Bachelor of Border Management and the Bachelor of Public Safety and Security.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST310 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).
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.