Innovations in Social Prevention

    Unit code: LCR6005 | 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)


    Social crime prevention seeks to reduce the likelihood that an individual will include crime as part of their repertoire of behaviours through implementing evidence-based interventions at all stages of life and in the places where people learn, live, work and play. This unit explores recent innovations in social prevention, drawing from such diverse fields as social psychology, behavioural economics, developmental prevention and public health. Topics covered may include family violence and violence against women, digital crime, crime in the West, terrorism, intergenerational crime, and the role of schools, community, media and sport. Students will also engage in hands on project design and evaluation.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Appraise key approaches in social crime prevention;
    2. Design effective evidence-based social prevention;
    3. Articulate best practice in evaluation of social prevention.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Annotated Bibliography
    Grade: 20%
    1500 words
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    In class presentation with peer feedback
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 60%
    Prevention and evaluation report (3500 words)

    Required reading


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