JST322 Crime Reduction (8)

The reduction of crime is a core law enforcement and security function, which can be achieved through adopting an evidence-based investigative and problem-solving approach. By working in a collaborative manner with a variety of community and law enforcement sources, some of the underlying causes of a wide range of criminal activities can be identified and efficiently addressed. This subject explores the evidence based approach of gathering intelligence, in addition to the current methods of investigation that are available, to effectively deal with existing volume crime problems within a problem-solving framework. It provides students with an understanding of intelligence functions to identify crime and disorder problems as well as proactive problem-solving approaches necessary to reduce crime and community fear.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST322. 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

Students must be enrolled in: -

  • Bachelor of Policing
  • Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice, or
  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Public Safety
  • Bachelor of Public Safety and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the intelligence process and information management and apply to crime reduction;
  • be able to utilise community and law enforcement sources in crime reduction;
  • be able to analyse and utilise the intelligence structures within law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally;
  • be able to design a crime reduction plan drawing upon strategies of best practice from various sources within a national and international context; and
  • be able to demonstrate the communication literacies and digital skills required of a competent criminal justice practitioner.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Evidence-based policing and its link to crime reduction
  • A detailed overview of modern intelligence theories, the intelligence function and the 'intelligence cycle' in the crime reduction context
  • The theory of intelligence led-policing and other forms of evidence-led policing
  • Approaches to the management of data, information and intelligence for crime reduction
  • Approaches to critical thinking and analysis for crime reduction

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST322 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 %
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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.