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MCL404 Violent Extremism and Hate Crimes

DESCRIPTION 

This focus of this unit is on people who resort to violently extreme acts against those who are different to them in creed, colour, or race. The unit examines the seeds of hate that grow in all humanity and how to limit hate’s potential to turn into violent actions. This unit is predicated on the premise that leadership is not just about managing others. The first responsibility of leadership is to manage oneself ethically. The aim of the unit is to develop an in-depth reflective foundation of the genesis of violent extremism and its multi-factorial trajectories of hate as the basis from which to initiate effective counter-terrorism strategies and champion police leadership policies and governance.


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership*

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership*

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership*

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

Nil 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Investigate and critically reflect on the context of violent extremism and hate crimes

ULO2 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the key practices in combatting violent extremism and hate crimes 

ULO3 Discuss and critique the contextual influences of violent extremism and hate crimes and the challenges

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership approach to solve complex violent extremism and hate crimes scenarios 

ULO5 Synthesise key leadership theories and practice in counterterrorism related to violent extremism and hate crimes 


CONTENT 

  • Seeds of hate in humanity

  • Politics of hate

  • Networks of hate, rioting, public disturbances and terrorism

  • Policing leadership theories and practice in counterterrorism related to violent extremism and hate crimes

  • Policing country contexts

  • Policing leadership initiatives and future proofing 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Reflective Journal – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Multi-Level Analysis Project – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


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