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MPL501 New Perspectives and Challenges in Policing

DESCRIPTION 

Police leaders world-wide are confronted with an array of leadership challenges, in a role that has become increasingly complex and demanding. This unit critically examines the various contextual factors in policing such as its conservative ‘risk adverse’ culture, the dispersed environments in which it operates, its discretionary powers, accountability, police unions, and the challenge of police reform to overhaul unwieldy police bureaucracies including efforts to flatten hierarchical structures. The aim of this unit is to provide emerging police leaders with appropriate knowledge and skills to tackle the substantial challenges associated with the increasingly larger, complex and dynamic police role.


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

MPL400 Advanced Policing and Essential Services 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Investigate in detail the context of new perspectives and challenges in policing

ULO2 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the key practices in new perspectives and challenges in policing 

ULO3 Explain and critically analyse the contextual influences of new perspectives and challenges in police leadership 

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership proposal to solve complex challenges in policing scenarios 

ULO5 Demonstrate the application of leadership theories and practice in new perspectives and challenges in policing


CONTENT 

  • The police role and leadership – historical, political and social factors

  • Key theories and models in contemporary policing

  • Building a positive police culture

  • Corruption, accountability and reform

  • Organisational change management

  • Multi-agency policing 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Reflective Paper – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Leadership Proposal – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 


Check with the lecturer each semester before purchasing any textbooks.

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