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Crime Prevention: Community and Developmental Approaches is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia, in association with Griffith University. It explores numerous developmental strategies for reducing crime in disadvantaged localities. The aim is to provide you with an overall framework for preventing crime through evaluation of different insights and approaches from community development programs.
To begin with, the key developmental criminology and primary prevention theories are explained and considered, to provide you with a broad theoretical knowledge of the subject. Following this, students apply the theories to real case studies, helping them develop a practical understanding of crime prevention.
Ultimately, the unit provides you with a comprehensive methodology for preventing crime, and its associated problems, at a local level. The insights gained not only help those interested in this area, but also provide a wider understanding of how economic background informs criminality.
As this is a level 3 unit, it assumes prior knowledge of the field. You should complete a number of other first or second year units prior to enrolling.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
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.
In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:
For anyone interested in making a meaningful difference in underprivileged communities, this unit outlines the key strategies and ideas surrounding the prevention of crime. Furthermore, applying this methodology to real cases will increase your confidence in undertaking such projects in the real world.
However, that is not to say that this unit will only benefit those looking to work in crime prevention. In fact, the ability to perform rigorous strategic analysis is an impressive, not to mention useful, skill for any employer.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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