Security and Crime Science
Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.
There will be no new enrolments into Security and Crime Science in 2020.
Security and Crime Science is a multidisciplinary subject and draws upon such subjects as Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Political Studies, Population Studies, Psychology, and Statistics.
Security and Crime Science can be studied via the Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Crime Science (PGDip(SCS)).
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Available Security and Crime Science papers
|Code||Paper Title||Occurrence / Location|
|An introduction to cryptographic methods.|
|COMPX518||Cyber Security||20A (Hamilton)|
|This paper introduces the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover a range of topics relating to defensive security (e.g. malware analysis, social engineering, intrusion detection and prevention), offensive security (e.g. pen testing, Web app security) and preventative security (e.g. cryptography, applied ...|
|COMPX521||Advanced Machine Learning||20A (Hamilton)|
|This paper exposes students to more advanced topics in machine learning. Rule induction, numeric prediction, clustering and state-of-the-art ensemble learning methods are among the topics covered.|
|COMPX532||Information Visualisation||20A (Hamilton) & 20P (Hamilton)|
|This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by information visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context.|
|GEOGY538||Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems||20X (Block)|
|Automated techniques are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. In this paper, students are introduced to program scripts for automated GIS analysis, which is extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and is an area of expertise expected of GIS experts. An important part of th...|
|GEOGY548||Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling||20X (Block)|
|This paper provides a close examination of contemporary GIS modelling. GIS is used for a range of applications and in this paper students gain practical experience and understanding of many of these. Students are given the opportunity to develop GIS models in their choice of application.|
|GEOGY558||Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning||20A (Hamilton)|
|This paper is designed as an introduction to GIS for graduate students. Students learn about the use of GIS for spatial analysis and cartographic visualisation. Students gain 'hand on' experience with GIS laboratory exercises and undertake a graduate-level GIS project in an application of their choice.|
|IRSST505||International Security, Strategy and Technology||20A (Hamilton)|
|This course offers an introduction to Strategic Studies with particular emphasis on how developments in science and technology affect warfare, conflict, and the use of force in international relations.|
|IRSST507||Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare||20B (Online)|
|This course examines the political, strategic, legal and economic debates around cyber security and cyber warfare. Particular emphasis is placed on how militaries, national security agencies, and law enforcement are adapting to online threats and incorporating cyber in their strategic planning.|
|Students undertake a research dissertation in the subject area of Security and Crime Science.|
|ISCS594||Security and Crime Science Thesis||20X (Hamilton)|
|This is a research project in the area of Security and Crime Science. The research work will be written up in a thesis.|
|PSYCH580||The Psychology of Criminal Conduct||20B (Hamilton)|
|Over recent years correctional psychology has been developing into a specialised discipline with strong career paths for clinicians and researchers. This paper is designed to introduce individuals to the theory and practice of psychology applied to the analysis, prevention, assessment, and treatment of criminal behaviour.|
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