NS7511: Public Protection

NS7511: Public Protection

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Public Protection
Module Code NS7511
Module Tutor Jane Monckton-Smith
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description


This module provides a comprehensive and critical overview of Public Protection, drawing together insights from scholarly and policy perspectives. It explores the range of public protection issues from the viewpoints of victims, an analysis of offender behaviour, and the challenges facing professionals who work on the front line in public protection.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover victims and victimology; homicide; domestic abuse and domestic homicide; stalking; sexual assault; CSE; child protection; risk assessment; multi agency working and best practice.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Show a critical and systematic awareness of the crucial implications in responding effectively to victims in issues of public protection
  2. Critically evaluate reviews and reports and other literature which have implications for professional practice
  3. Recognise the complexities around offending, victims and victimisation, and offenders in a number of public protection categories
  4. Appreciate public protection issues from multiple perspectives and be able to communicate conclusions effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 48
Independent Learning Hours: 252
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Assignment: Individual: 2000 words or equivalent
002: 70% Portfolio: 5000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

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.

Module Descriptors

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.

Course Resources Archive

Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.