Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism


The Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) operates as a high-level, cross-disciplinary postgraduate centre offering postgraduate courses, occasional expert seminars and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with security studies.

The department draws together senior academics and leading industry professionals specialising in research, theory and practice associated with security, protecting both the national interest and the rights of individuals and groups within society.

Special Event


PICT is delighted to host the former US Ambassador to Baghdad and Ankara, James F. Jeffrey for a special guest presentation on "ISIS, the future of Iraq and Syria".

Ambassador Jeffrey has a long and distinguished career as diplomat, previously serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State, where his responsibilities included leading the Iran policy team and coordinating public diplomacy. Earlier appointments included service as Senior Advisor on Iraq to the Secretary of State; Chargé d'affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission in Baghdad; Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara and Kuwait; Ambassador to Albania, and Deputy Coordinator for Bosnia.

We are honoured to have his expertise and willingness to present a public lecture on this timely topic to our staff and students. 

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 3.30pm-5pm. 
Location: E7B136 (TBC) 

*** Due to limited seating RSVP is essential. 
Please forward your request to attend to 
Seating will be allocated on a first come/first served basis. 

Research Seminar Series

PICT is delighted to announce the return of the Research Seminar Series. This series of presentations allows students to explore topics pertinent to the studies of PICT and Security in a broader context, from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. 

August 26th, 2014 - Dr James Martin
'We are not criminals, we're pioneers': dark net dealers and the new digital frontier in the War on Drugs

September 16, 2014 - Adrin Choubineh, PICT HDR Candidate
The Shiite Lebanese Diaspora in Australia: Pan-Shiism as a National Security Implication 

October 14, 2014 - Vince Hurley, Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate
Drunks, Dogs & Domestics. Crime Control in Australia

November 11, 2014 - Simon Henry 
Aspects of the Australian Survivalist sub-culture: a separatist society and potential source of domestic extremist development.
All seminars will held from 1pm-2pm. Due to limited seating, RSVP is essential. Please email with your name, student name/department and the session which you wish to attend to secure your place. 

News & Events

  • Course Announcement
    PICT is excited to announce a new stream of undergraduate Criminology courses has commenced in 2013. Undergraduates may now enrol in PICT101 Introduction to Criminology and PICT102 Policing and Crime. Both subjects can be studied either as Bachelor of Arts electives or as foundation units for an Arts Criminology Major.

    Drawing on the experience and expertise of new critical criminology scholars and policing experts, including former Police Commissioners, military and intelligence services personnel, and in conjunction with the Departments of Law and Sociology, the new criminology program offers undergraduates a dynamic and comprehensive syllabus that covers a range of criminological issues including crimes such as street violence; homicide, and crimes of the powerful; the institutions of the criminal justice system (particularly the role and strategies of the police), as well as the functions of the courts and prison systems.

    This new course provides students with the opportunity to analyse issues and debates relevant to contemporary criminology, and to form a detailed understanding of the forces shaping crime and justice in the 21st century.  

  • For more information about the courses contact: PICT Student Services at Phone: +61 2 9850 1420, Fax: +61 2 9850 1440

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Student Enquiries

Phone: +61 2 9850 1421
Fax: +61 2 9850 1440

General Enquiries

Phone: +61 2 9850 1420
Fax: +61 2 9850 1440

Postal Address

Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Level 2, Building Y3A
Macquarie University
NSW 2109
Office Hours: 9 am - 5 pm (AEST


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