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MPL402 Community Policing and Public Order

DESCRIPTION 

Contemporary society faces a diversity of politically polarised challenges that impact public order stability from protest movements such as COVID pandemic anti-vaccinators to climate change activists. This unit examines the principles, characteristics, and qualities of contemporary public order community policing leadership in law enforcement and emergency management. The aim of the unit is to prepare students to meet these contemporary challenges in a future leadership role equipped with the necessary leadership attributes to mentor others and deliver effective public order policing within the contexts of law enforcement and emergency services.


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 analyse public order policing in domestic and global law enforcement

ULO2 Contrast and apply various models of leadership related to public order policing and  police leadership 

ULO3 Identify and discuss the contextual influences on leading in public order policing

ULO4 Develop and critically appraise a future strategy report to address complex public order policing  and management scenarios

ULO5 Synthesis leadership theories and practice in public order and policing management 


CONTENT 

  • Introduction and definitions

  • Police leadership within public order policing

  • Theories and applications

  • IT policing and public order

  • Crisis communication, deployment and strategy

  • Future directions in public order policing 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Case Study – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Future Strategy Report – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 

  • Fielding, N., Bullock, K. & Holdaway, S. (2019). Critical reflections on evidence-based policing. London: Routledge.

  • Neyroud P. (2019). Ethical leadership in policing: Towards a new evidence-based, ethical professionalism? In Ramshaw P., Silvestri M., Simpson M. (eds). Police leadership. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21469-2_1 


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