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 the Master of Security and Crime Science in 2022. An undergraduate minor in Crime Science is available in 2022 see below.
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)).
Two new undergraduate qualifications in Crime Science and Forensic Psychology have been developed and will commence as a minors in 2022 check the links for your options.
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Available Security and Crime Science papers
|Code||Paper Title||Points||Occurrence / Location|
|An introduction to cryptographic methods.|
|COMPX518||Cyber Security||15.0||23A (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...|
|COMPX521||Machine Learning Algorithms||15.0||23B (Hamilton)|
|This paper exposes students to selected machine learning algorithms and includes assignments that require the implementation of these algorithms.|
|COMPX532||Information Visualisation||15.0||23A (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.|
|CRSCI501||Foundations of Security and Crime Science 1||15.0||23A (Hamilton)|
|This paper introduces key theories and analytical techniques that support security and crime responses by police, government departments, and industry.|
|CRSCI502||Foundations of Security and Crime Science 2||15.0||23B (Hamilton)|
|This paper enables the practical application of Security and Crime Science theories within an operational context by police, Government departments, and industry.|
|Students undertake a research dissertation in the subject area of Security and Crime Science.|
|CRSCI594||Security and Crime Science Thesis||120.0||23X (Hamilton)|
|This is a research project in the area of Security and Crime Science. The research work will be written up in a thesis.|
|GEOGY538||Automated Spatial Analysis using Geographic Information Systems||15.0||23X (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...|
|GEOGY558||Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning||15.0||23A (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...|
|IRSST507||Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare||15.0||23B (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.|
|PSYCH580||The Psychology of Criminal Conduct||15.0||23B (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.|
|Code||Paper Title||Points||Occurrence / Location|
|CRSCI900||Security and Crime Science PhD Thesis||120.0||23I (Hamilton), 23J (Hamilton), 23K (Hamilton), 23X (Hamilton) & 23X (Tauranga)|
|No description available.|
Scholarships and prizes
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Further information about the subject can be found at Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science