Security and Crime Science (2021)

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

    To complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Security and Crime Science (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 (MSCS) with the exception of the 60 point dissertation.

    Unless a student is approved to take SCRIM594, the compulsory papers for the MSCS degree are ISCS501, ISCS502, IRSST505, MAORI518, PSYCH544 and the 60 point dissertation SCRIM592.

    Students enrolled in a 180 point MSCS will take the compulsory papers and another 45 points of papers from those prescribed in the Security and Crime Science Catalogue of Papers subject entry.

    Depending on 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 MSCS.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    FPSYC101Introduction to Forensic and Criminological Psychology15.021B (Hamilton) & 21B (Online)
    Forensic psychology 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, and foreshadows some of the topics covered in more depth in the more advanced papers.
  • 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)
    No description available.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 23 October 2020 11:20am

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