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Security and Crime Science

Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security.

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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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100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
FPSYC101Introduction to Forensic and Criminological Psychology15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online)
This paper introduces students to forensic psychology and encompasses a wide range of topics derived from the intersection of psychology with the crime, the legal system and the criminal justice system.
SCRIM101Introduction to Security and Crime Science15.021A (Hamilton) & 21A (Online)
This paper is an introduction to topics, approaches and disciplines that help to define Security and Crime Science's approach to reducing and preventing crimes before they happen, thus helping to create safer communities.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
COMPX502Cryptography15.021A (Hamilton)
An introduction to cryptographic methods.
COMPX518Cyber Security15.021A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover various aspects of defensive, offensive and preventative security. Selective topics from a wide range, such as security vulnerabilities, secure software, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptography, applied cryptography, authentication...
COMPX521Advanced Machine Learning15.021A (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.
COMPX532Information Visualisation15.021A (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.
GEOGY538Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems15.021X (Block)
Automated GIS, using programming or scripts, are extremely powerful compared to the 'point and click' environment, and are the most practical method for the spatial analysis of large data sets. GIS professionals are expected have the skills to write their own scripts, as well as execute and manipulate existing scripts. In this pape...
GEOGY548Advanced Geographic Information Systems Modelling15.021X (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. This paper is required for the graduate spec...
GEOGY558Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning15.021A (Hamilton)
GIS is used widely in a range of industries and government agencies, and graduates competent in GIS are sort after for employment. This paper is designed as an introduction to GIS for graduate students and is co-taught with GEOGY328. It covers all aspects of GIS analysis, including remote sensing and model building. ArcGIS Pro is u...
IRSST507Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare15.021B (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.
PSYCH580The Psychology of Criminal Conduct15.021B (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.
SCRIM592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
Students undertake a research dissertation in the subject area of Security and Crime Science.
SCRIM594Security and Crime Science Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
This is a research project in the area of Security and Crime Science. The research work will be written up in a thesis.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SCRIM900Security and Crime Science PhD Thesis120.021X (Hamilton) & 21X (Tauranga)
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