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MCL504 Community Engagement and Counterterrorism

DESCRIPTION 

This unit focuses initially on issues to do with policing challenging communities before taking an in-depth look at the strategic, tactical, and organisational considerations involved in engaging communities in counterterrorism practices. Finally, the unit explores the challenges of counterterrorism leadership in developing nations. The aim of the unit is for students to develop an effective and practical community engagement framework for counterterrorism practice based on four policing principles of being Positive-Proactive-Preventative-Partnership.


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership 

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


This unit is in the Master of Police Leadership specialisation in Policing and Counterterrorism.


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

MCL402 Globalisation and Counterterrorism 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Investigate and critique the context of counterterrorism leadership and community engagement

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of the key practices in community engagement and counterterrorism 

ULO3 Discuss and critically analyse the contextual influences, challenges and strategies for engaging the community in counterterrorism leadership

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership approach to community engagement in helping to solve a range of complex counterterrorism scenarios

ULO5 Synthesise leadership theories and practice in the field of counterterrorism and community engagement 


CONTENT 

  • Community engagement as an effective counterterrorism strategy

  • Counterterrorism policing of challenging communities

  • Strategic considerations – partners and pitfalls

  • Tactical considerations – private victories precede public victories

  • Organisational considerations – people, policy, resources

  • Challenges in developing nations – power, religion, politics


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Reflective Journal – 25% 

  2. Multimedia presentation – 25% 

  3. Analytical Project – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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