Whether you’re protecting products or personnel, a solid understanding of situational crime prevention will ensure you avoid unnecessary risks.
This online unit, from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, explains the theories behind the choices criminals make in particular situations, so that you can stay one a step ahead. The focus is on designing environments that account for these scenarios, and to undertake thorough risk assessments in the field.
You will gain case-related insights and be shown through practical procedures including conducting security surveys and dealing with environmental design. The case studies included here cover violent crime and disorder and property crime and fraud, offering you plenty of practical examples to apply to your own fieldwork.
The unit also provides an introduction to the security industry and the regulations associated with it, so that you understand the parameters you will be working within and the accountability you will face as part of your work.
This is a second year unit for criminology students and so you must have a basic understanding of first year criminology units to enrol.
Areas of study
In this crime prevention and security unit, the topics you will study include:
Rational choice theory and situational crime prevention
Crime prevention through environmental design
Case studies: violent crime and disorder
Case studies: property crime and fraud
Principles of security management and the security survey
Security and safety related to personnel
Risk assessment field work
The security industry: dimensions and issues
Accountability and regulation
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
At the completion of this unit you will have developed a thorough understanding of how environmental factors impact crime prevention, and be able to carry out a number of procedures and solutions to minimise risk as a security professional.
Once you have finished this unit you will:
Understand the influence of environmental factors on risk and be able to respond to them in order to prevent crime
Have a variety of safety and security measures that you can implement to protect products and personnel
Be aware of the legal and professional framework that makes up the security industry
Be able to carry out basic risk assessments and produce incident reports
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Situational Crime Prevention and Security Management 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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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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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