POLICING AND THE POLICE - 2018/9

Module code: SOC3056

Module Overview


This module examines the history, role and function of the police service. We consider the nature of the policing task, the contemporary organisation of the service and a range of issues to do with accountability, efficiency and effectiveness. We will also consider styles of policing, how they have changed over time and the investigation and detection of crime. We look also at some areas which have proved difficult for the service to police which include rape, domestic violence, drugs and organised crime and terrorism. 

 

Module provider

Sociology

Module Leader

BULLOCK KA Prof (Sociology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: L311

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A  

Module content


Indicative content includes:


Plural policing 

Models of policing

Police powers and mechanisms of accountability

Police culture

The Police service and diversity

Crime prevention

The investigation of crime

The investigation of murder

The investigation of sexual violence

The investigation of organised crime and terrorism


 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 WORD ESSAY 50
Examination 1 HOUR SEEN EXAM 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy


The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes through critical engagement with a wide range of scholarly material.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


I essay worth 50%

1 seen exam worth 50%


 

Formative assessment and feedback


Feedback in class

Written feedback on esay one will shape the preapretion of the seen exam

Module aims

  • To introduce the foundations and principles of modern policing
  • To examine how contemporary policing is conducted
  • Consider contemporary debates which shape policing and police practice

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand the origins, foundations and history of the contemporary police service KC
2 Be familiar with the key academic research findings about the role, functions and performance of the police KC
3 Be able to analyse the impact of recent policing issues such as community policing, the militarisation of policing and police accountability KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Introduce students to the foundations and principles of contemporary policing, the ways that policing is performed in practice and the nature of contemporary policing and police practice


The learning and teaching methods include:


lectures/seminars/class discussion/independent reading and preparation of essays 


 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for POLICING AND THE POLICE :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Criminology BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.