Organised Crime

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie 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 Organised Crime unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University reviews the dynamics of organised crime in its various forms, and critiques important texts, concepts and theories relating to the study of organised crime.

At the successful completion of this unit, you will be able to create informed assessments of organised crime, with a view to formulating treatment and prevention policies.

Core learning outcomes include higher-level critical thinking skills, particularly the ability to select, and appropriately integrate, knowledge from diverse sources.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
  • Master of International Security Studies
  • Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Areas of study

In this Organised Crime unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Unit overview, outcomes, assessment
  • Sociology of organised crime
  • Businesses of organised crime – direct and derivative
  • Major socio-ethnic dimensions – part 1
  • Major socio-ethnic dimensions - part 2
  • Diaspora and global manifestations
  • Global manifestations (continued)
  • Vulnerable communities and organised crime
  • Globalisation and transnational crime
  • Organised crime and the underground economy
  • State responses to organised crime
  • Present and future threat to national and domestic security
  • Facilitated cohort sessional debrief – subject learning outcomes and sessional experience

Course pathways

This unit is Organised Crime unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies / Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 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?

Understanding the dynamics of organised crime, and the sociological theories of causation, will ready you for advanced critical thinking and analysis in regards to criminology. You will complete this unit with high-level communication skills to be able to write and present strong and logical arguments and findings in relation to organised crime and criminal enterprises.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Organised Crime from Macquarie 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 may be 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 government FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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