Security and Crime Science (2018)
Crime Science uses evidence-based information together with scientific approaches and methods to reduce crime and threats to security. 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.
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Prescriptions for the PGDip(SCS) and MSCS
Unless a student is approved to take ISCS594, the compulsory papers for the Master of Security and Crime Science degree are ISCS501, ISCS502, IRSST505, MAORI518, PSYCH544 and the 60 point dissertation ISCS592.
To complete a PGDip(SCS), students will need to complete 120 points at 500 level consisting of the papers prescribed for the 180 point Master of Security and Crime Science with the exception of the 60 point dissertation.
Students enrolled in a 180 point Master of Security and Crime Science will take the compulsory papers and another 45 points of papers from those prescribed in the Security and Crime Science entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
Depending on their previous study, students who have an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma may be given a waiver on 15 points of the compulsory taught papers required for the Master of Security and Crime Science.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location COMP502 Cryptography 18A (Hamilton) An introduction to cryptographic methods. COMP518 Cyber Security 18A (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 ... COMP521 Machine Learning Algorithms 18A (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. COMP532 Information Visualisation 18B (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. COMP548 Developing Mobile Applications 18B (Hamilton) This paper covers practical design and implementation of interactive applications for mobile devices such as smartphones and table computers. GEOG558 Applied Geographic Information Systems for Research and Planning 18A (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 18A (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 18B (Hamilton) This course examines the poltical, 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. ISCS501 Foundations of Security and Crime Science 1 18A (Hamilton) This paper introduces key theories and analytical techniques that support security and crime responses by police, government departments, and industry. ISCS502 Foundations of Security and Crime Science 2 18B (Hamilton) This paper enables the practical application of Security and Crime Science theories within an operational context by police, Government departments, and industry. ISCS592 Dissertation 18C (Hamilton) Students undertake a research dissertation in the subject area of Security and Crime Science. ISCS594 Security and Crime Science Thesis 18C (Hamilton) This is a research project in the area of Security and Crime Science. The research work will be written up in a thesis. MAOR518 Maori, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice 18A (Hamilton) This paper provides a critical analysis of Maori and Indigenous-based practices and criminal justice systems, including the State's constitutional obligations to its Indigenous citizens, and Maori and Indigenous alternative juridical approaches. PSYC517 The Social Psychology of Anti-Social Behaviour 18B (Hamilton) Builds upon undergraduate papers in social psychology to explore a range of anti-social behaviours. Concrete examples will be utilised to apply theory to real-life events, both in New Zealand and internationally. PSYC544 Psychology of Security and Crime Science 18B (Hamilton) This paper introduce students to key psychological explanations of criminal events and criminality, and emerging topics in psychological crime science. PSYC580 The Psychology of Criminal Conduct 18B (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. STAT502 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Security and Crime Science 18B (Hamilton) This paper considers advanced quantitative techniques that can be used to identify and forecast crime event patterns.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 May 2020 8:56am