Certificate in Crime Prevention Studies

SYNOPSIS OF THE PROGRAM

The Certificate in Crime Prevention Studies exposes the security professionals to not only detect crime and criminal intent but allows them the opportunity to acquire excellent mitigating processes to prevent crime before it occurs. The content of the training cuts across businesses from manufacturing, logistics, transportation, service industries to hotels, malls and complexes and sensitive establishments. The concept of CPTED and business crimes receives special attention in the training.

The anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of specific actions to remove or reduce crime is the primary priority of the program. With budgetary constraints, management pressure and a varied demographic of employees, suppliers and customers, the principles and skills associated with crime prevention have taken a unique dimension of importance never before experienced and never more important than they are today. Versatility, flexibility, adaptability and adoptability are what the specialist is going to acquire and attain in this training and redefine the way they are going to skilfully handle crime prevention.

The Certificate in Crime Prevention Studies will be exposed to latest crime assessment and audit processes and techniques which can be customised and improvised accordingly to be implemented at their organizations for management of crime prevention strategies, processes and procedures. The culture of working in cohesion and collaboration with and among other departments and personnel and as well as law enforcement agencies in crime prevention initiatives strategized for both public and private businesses in diverse settings demands transferable action for the real world experience.

In summary the Certificate in Crime Prevention Studies recognises that crime prevention is a pattern of attitudes and behaviors directed at reducing the threat of crime and enhancing the sense of safety and security, to positively influence the quality of life in our society, and to develop environments where crime cannot flourish, must be eradicated if not reduced.

COURSE FEATURES

Course Modules:  14 Modules

Duration:  3 Days

Language:  English

Assessment: Written Examination

Course Fee:  SGD 1,300

Application Fee: SGD 100

MODULES OF THE PROGRAM

This module traces the evolution of Policing Principles to modern day Policing Objectives. It describes the shift from reactive to proactive Policing in crime prevention management.
The importance of Crime Prevention and Loss Management in a commercial business environment is discussed. It also addresses criticality of Identifying Business Risks, Risk Mitigation and Risk Contingency when developing a business crime prevention loss management program and examines the importance of employee training and development in crime prevention.
The participants will be introduced to Emergency and Disaster Management as a crime prevention strategy in security operations. It also highlights key considerations when outsourcing security operations as part of the overall crime prevention strategy, the importance of a clearly defined Scope of Works and need for Non-Disclosure Agreements in Outsourced 3rd party Security Services Contracts.
The subject of Physical Security – one of several crime prevention enablers that would be featured in this program is covered in this segment. The trainer described the design and evaluation of a Physical Security (Protection) System as a Crime Prevention enabler and be an integral part of physical security measures meant to safeguard people, assets and the business; prevent unauthorized access and address security breaches.
An introduction to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is well defined in this section. Examine the proper design and effective use of the built environment to achieve a reduction in crime opportunity and fear of crime is discussed as well.
This section outlines the framework for security audits and assessments. Definitions, Objectives and Risk Analysis Process that makes up the general key components in a security audit and assessment framework is debated. An analysis overview of the physical protection system from both a compliance-based and performance-based approach is well explained. It also addresses security audit and assessment from the cargo and supply-chain perspective.
The criticality of crime prevention practices as an enabler to avert the dangers associated with travel in the current unpredictable and volatile threat landscape is discussed in this session. Highlights of the dangers of both terror-related risks and pandemic-risks and guidelines to reduce such risks from occurring when travelling concludes this session.
The trainer will address the dangers of Insider Threats originating from within the company, specifically from employees, interns, on-site contractors, vendors and outsourced personnel. It tackles the difficulties of early identification of the threat source and the ramifications of damage control as a result of an insider threat incident.
The participants will dwell into workplace violence and the use of behavioural assessment and intervention to prevent violent behaviour at the workplace. It outlines focus areas, behavioural dynamics of workplace violence, violence risk assessment process and intervention and non-emergency situation resolution.
The session will follow with an introduction on Information Security and the role it plays in safeguarding proprietary and confidential information as part of a crime prevention strategy to safeguard the company’s business. An overview of the various regulatory safeguards for protecting information and a basic understanding of Information Systems Threat is provided.
The aim of this section is to identify common modus operandi used in the commission of crimes such as phone and internet scams and cheating and fraud on e-commerce and e-payment platforms. It also covers common phishing techniques used to illegally solicit information over the phone or email. The session ends with crime prevention practices that could mitigate early detection of such modus operandi and minimize falling victim to such crimes.
The internet has opened up a world of information and opportunity for anyone with a computer and a connection. This section deals with establishing safety guidelines for both adults and children when on the information superhighway.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in recent times. Identity theft is the taking of a victim’s identity to obtain credit cards from banks and retailers, steal money from a victim’s existing accounts or apply for loans. As our lives become more integrated with technology, keeping our private information confidential becomes more difficult. Electronic transactions can leave you vulnerable to identity theft and other types of fraud. This section focuses on the dangers of identity theft and protecting your privacy. It also provides guidelines and tips to safeguard both your identity and personal privacy.
This section highlights the importance and advantage of security practitioners in the commercial business industry engaging with local law enforcement (police) to establish a platform for discussion, training and tapping on resources to develop a robust crime prevention environment for their business organization. Participants are also provided with an outline on key initiatives that both the Police and private sector security could partner in the fight against crime.
Stanley Aloysius

Mr. Stanley Aloysius

MEMBER, BOARD OF EXAMINATION
Former Director, Asia Pacific Safety & Security
Paypal Singapore

ENTRY & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Entry Requirements
  • 21 years old and above; and
  • Degree Holders; or
    Applicants with at least 3 years of industry experience but without a degree may also be eligible; and
  • Pass in English in GCE “O” level or equivalent; or
    For International Students, they must pass in English in Secondary or High School education or equivalent.
  • Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Graduation Requirements

Students will be assessed throughout the duration of the program. In order to be conferred with the Diploma, students must achieve a pass for their in-class assessments and module papers, and at least 75% of class attendance.

The diploma is offered on both full-time and part-time basis with 3 core and 15 elective modules. Each module is merited with its own credit points, and a total of 100 points is required for the diploma to be conferred. This format provides participants with preferences and flexibility to embark on modules best suited to their needs and schedule.