Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore and debate some of the key issues in policing. In particular, it examines the ways in which communities, crime and policing are changing, encourages students to reflect critically upon various instances of police/public contact and associated issues, and explores the role of the police and the public in effective policing and crime reduction.
The module covers key issues in modern day policing, such as:
• The changing nature of communities and crime;
• Occurrences of public/police contact, such as police use of stop and search, how the public report crime, and police use of force;
• Effective community policing, partnership working and the public’s role within this;
• Policing and procedural justice;
• ‘What Works’ in policing and crime reduction;
• Prioritisation in policing and the use of targets and evidence;
• The future of policing – austerity, technology and crime.
A student passing this module should be able to:
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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