POLICING AND THE POLICE - 2022/3
Module code: SOC3056
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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 6
JACs code: L311
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
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:
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
- 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
|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|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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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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 2022/3 academic year.