SS8071 - Policing and Society in Context (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18, 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 2017/18||
Consideration of police and their role in society, from the viewpoint of both police pratitioner and the public.
This module is taught in blocks, dates for 14-15 are Friday pm 13 March to to 15 March 2015
Prior learning requirements
Completion of 1) Research Methods I and/or Research Methods II
This module, Police and Society, is to ensure that candidates have an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical contexts within which policing, security and community safety are constructed.
The role of police in society.
The ‘three directions’of modern UK policing
Comparative studies of differing societies and the role of policing
Current problems of UK policein meeting publicexpectationsand acountability.
Learning and teaching
The course delivery is based on a collaborative process involving students' active participation. Lectures are used to provide students with a framework of information about the nature and context of policing, at local, national and international levels and theoretical debate whilst encouraging critical investigation and research by the student.
Guest speakers,from other sections of FSSH besides Criminology,and private practitioners are invited to provide students with an particualr societal insightsof the basic qestions involving the ole of police in society.
The overall learning strategy that is coherent, varied, stimulating, academically rigourous while remaining practically relevant. Self directed learning allows students to explore substantive issues for themselves.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to,
demonstrate a critical awareness of policing theories and philosophies,
identify methods and structures of governance and accountability,
understand and assess different models and style of policing,
demonstrate an awareness of the security aspects of policing,and the impact and significance of the growing security industry
make a critical evaluation the policing agenda.
Group assignment(s) during the module
And a 5-7,000 word individual assignment, the supervised research of which is started during the weekend module individually and is completed during term.
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