About this unit
Whether you’re studying to become a police officer, or you’re interested in the social, legal or security sides of criminology, this Introduction to Policing unit explains the history and parameters of our law enforcement system.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, this unit takes you through traditional and contemporary policing strategies so that you understand the development of the organisation up to today.
It also covers styles of policing, the role of private or specialist agencies, and the legacy of the English policing model on our own system.
As you acquire an awareness of the complexity of police work and its many goals, you will also get the opportunity to review the recruitment and selection processes that the police use to take in new candidates.
Course pathwaysThis unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
- Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
- Introduction and history of policing
- Structures of police organisations
- Police recruit selection and assessment
- Traditional police strategies I
- Traditional police strategies II
- Contemporary policing strategies I
- Contemporary policing strategies II
- Contemporary policing strategies III
- Summary of police strategies
- Accountability, ethics and regulation
- Leading police organisations
- Unit review – preparation for exams
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.