POLICING AND THE POLICE - 2021/2
Module code: SOC2096
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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.
BULLOCK Karen (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: L311
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Models of policing;
Police powers and mechanisms of accountability;
The Police service and diversity;
The investigation of crime;
The investigation of murder;
The investigation of sexual violence;
The investigation of organised crime and terrorism.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||2000 WORD ESSAY||50|
|Examination||1 HOUR SEEN EXAM||50|
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 1 essay worth 50% and 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.
- 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
|001||Understand the origins, foundations and history of the contemporary police service||CK|
|002||Be familiar with the key academic research findings about the role, functions and performance of the police||CT|
|003||Be able to analyse the impact of recent policing issues such as community policing, the militarisation of policing and police accountability||CK|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
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.
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