In this Developmental Crime Prevention unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University you will learn about developmental prevention of crime, and how to construct a framework to assist in the prevention of crime as it relates to individuals, families and the community. The unit will address some of the challenges in implementing such a framework, especially in disadvantaged communities.
You will also look at methods of empowering local residents of disadvantaged communities and discuss social policies and relevant institutions. This will give you an understanding of the relationship between crime prevention projects and policy objectives.
Furthermore, you will gain the practical skills to locate and analyse relevant developmental crime prevention literature and research, as well as how to apply this literature to practical problems. This unit will also give you the skills required to design a developmental crime prevention program, allowing you to assess practical considerations such as resources and funding requirements. Such an undertaking is excellent practical experience for those wishing to work in criminology, crime prevention and law enforcement.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Areas of study
In this Developmental Crime Prevention unit, the topics you will study include:
Life course perspective
Ecological and social perspectives
Intersection of developmental and community approaches
Risk factors: individual, family, social
Protective factors: individual, family, social
Pathways to offending: longitudinal studies
Family-based and school-based projects
Violence prevention for adolescents
Assessing needs, building partnerships
Activating developmental and community crime prevention
Evaluating initiatives, implications for policy
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith 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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The Developmental Crime Prevention unit is essential preparation for a career in crime prevention and other fields relating to law enforcement and criminology. By completing the unit you will gain insight into a multitude of criminal justice and developmental crime prevention frameworks and gain practical experience in designing your own framework – important preparation for your career in this field.
You will gain skills in development, a good understanding of relevant practical considerations in building a crime prevention project, and also learn about interpretation of legal documents and relevant research and analytical skills. This unit also demonstrates many important capabilities that are exceptionally important in both commercial and public sector roles.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Developmental Crime Prevention from Griffith University.
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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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