Crime Prevention: Strategy and Implementation

    Unit code: LCR6006 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    LCR6003 - Introduction to Crime Prevention and Community Safety
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    The task of putting evidence-based research into practice is often beset by difficulties due to competing demands placed on policymakers and practitioners. This unit identifies the challenges and promises of implementing social and environmental crime prevention policy in the real world. Key focus will be on current policy frameworks, the promises and pitfalls of partnerships and collaboration, and ‘selling prevention’.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Critically review the current crime prevention policy landscape;
    2. Design an evidence-based implementation plan for a crime prevention strategy;
    3. Devise a campaign to sell a crime prevention strategy.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 20%
    Short answer questions (1000 words)
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 50%
    Strategy and Implementation Proposal
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Pitch (15 minutes)

    Required reading


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