JST322 Crime Reduction (8)

The reduction of crime is a core law enforcement and security function, which can be achieved through adopting an evidence-based investigative and problem-solving approach. By working in a collaborative manner with a variety of community and law enforcement sources, some of the underlying causes of a wide range of criminal activities can be identified and efficiently addressed. This subject explores the evidence based approach of gathering intelligence, in addition to the current methods of investigation that are available, to effectively deal with existing volume crime problems within a problem-solving framework. It provides students with an understanding of intelligence functions to identify crime and disorder problems as well as proactive problem-solving approaches necessary to reduce crime and community fear.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in: -

Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
Bachelor of Emergency Management
Bachelor of Border Management
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain why proactive crime reduction measures must be seen as a core activity in crime reduction.
  • be able to apply contemporary intelligence theory to crime reduction
  • be able to explain the intelligence process and information management
  • be able to describe the intelligence structure within law enforcement agencies nationally and internationally
  • be able to draw upon strategies of best practice from various sources within a national and international context developing proactive strategies to address crime


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • - Evidence-based policing and its link to crime reduction
  • - A detailed overview of modern intelligence theories, the intelligence function and the 'intelligence cycle' in the crime reduction context.
  • - The theory of intelligence led-policing and other forms of evidence-led policing.
  • - Approaches to the management of data, information and intelligence for crime reduction.
  • - Approaches to critical thinking and analysis for crime reduction.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.