Crime Analysis and Investigation

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit in Crime Analysis and Investigation extends upon your previous studies to explore theoretical and practical tools for crime analysis.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, the unit delves into the dominant theories regarding the relationship between crime and place, and teaches students to use these analytical methods to make meaningful conclusions about situational crime.

You will learn how to apply specific methods of analysis, such as victim-, place- and offender-oriented crime patterns to establish inter-connections and substantiative theories for conducting criminal investigations.

After completing this unit, you will be able to apply your learnings to the development and critique of crime prevention initiatives, diagnostic activities and the disruption of patterns of crime.

Eligibility

Applicants must have successfully completed the following unit in order to enrol:

Areas of study

In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to crime analysis and investigation
  • Environmental criminology
  • Case study 1: High Point
  • Case study 2: Moppin’ Up Dodge
  • Case study 3: Belmont
  • Systematic model of crime analysis
  • Hot spots, hot times and hot victims
  • Practice dataset 1
  • Situational crime prevention and practice dataset 2
  • Practice dataset 3
  • CPTED
  • Design against crime
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

After completing this unit, you will be able to competently apply a systematic framework for analysis to a range of criminal activities.

You will be able to use these skills to draw informed conclusions about the relationships between crime and place, which will in turn inform your ability to choose appropriate actions for the prevention and disruption of crime.

This unit forms a core component of a Bachelor of Security Studies, and can also be credited towards a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice or a number of other programs of study within this field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Crime Analysis & Investigation from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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