SS8071 - Policing and Society in Context (2018/19)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2018/19, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||Policing and Society in Context|
|Module level||Doctoral (08)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2018/19||
This module ensures that candidates have an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical contexts within which policing, security and community safety are constructed.
This module will cover
policing theories and styles; LO1
policing philosophies; LO1
governance and accountability; LO2
setting the policing agenda; LO3, LO4
policing communities (neighbourhood policing) LO4
policing in partnership and policing society (protective services) LO4
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Taught lectures, presentations and group discussion = 30%
and individual reflection study and preparation = 70%
This module will be delivered as a long-weekend short course comprising lectures and seminars disucssions and based on a collaborative process involving students' active participation. Self directed learning allows students to explore substantive issues for themselves. Continued support and guidance will be offered during coursework and assessment. Discussion topics which,besides developing the students, will provide ongoing feedback.
On successful completion of this module, students will
1. Have a critical awareness of policing theories and philosophies
2. Be able to identify of methods and structures of governance and accountability
3. Understand and appraise different models and style of policing within changing society
4. Evaluate the policing agenda as policing responds to societal changes
The students are encouraged to explore the learnings in a group project and disseminate theories of policing.
These include and specifically emphasise policing in response to societal changes; it is delivered in a group presentation of 30 minutes during the course of the module.
Individual learning is assessed through the writing of an individual assignment of 5000 words on a current issue in policing.
Identify core and additional reading
Liaise with Library Services to confirm availability of on-line licenses in academic year
Where possible, the most current version of reading materials is used during the delivery of this module. Comprehensive reading lists are provided to students in their handbooks. Reading Lists will be updated annually.
Ashworth A , 2002, Human Rights, Serious Crime and Criminal Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell)
Docking , 2003, Public Perceptions of Police Accountability and Decision-Making (Home Office)
Home Office, 2001, Policing a New Century (Cm 5326, TSO)
Home Office, 2003, Involving the Public: the Role of Police Authorities (TSO)
Jones J & Newburn T (eds), 2006, Plural Policing: A Comparative Perspective (Routledge)
Klenig ,J 1996, The Ethics of Policing, (CUP)
Lawton , A 1998, Ethical Management for the Public Services (Open University Press)
Loader I & Mulcahy A 2003, Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture (OUP)
MacPherson M, 1999, The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (HMSO)
Macvean and P Neyroud 2012 Police Ethics and Values (Learning Matters)
Mitsilegas V et al, 2003, The European Union and Internal Security: Guardian of the People? (Palgrave MacMillan)
Myhill A et al, 2003, The Role of Police Authorities in Public Engagement (Home Office)
Newburn T (ed), 2005, Policing: Key Readings (Willan)
Neyroud P & Beckley A 2001, Policing, Ethics and Human Rights (Willan)
Reiner ,R 2002, The Politics of the Police (3rd edition, Harvester Wheatsheaf)
Rogers , C 2006, Crime Reduction Partnerships, (OUP)