Modules on this course include:
- Leading in Criminal Justice and Policing (30 credits)
This module will give you an understanding of the academic theories of leadership, the leadership approaches of organisations within criminal justice and policing and the space to review and develop your own leadership approach. In this module you will move away from generic leadership theories toward a thorough examination of how to lead in criminal justice and policy in the modern era.
- Punishments in Criminal Justice Practices (30 credits)
In this module, you will engage with concepts and theories of punishment to critically make sense of how and why we punish offenders in society. You will comprehend the different reasons why we punish offenders and critically analyse how the criminal justice agencies apply the punishments in practice to offenders.
- Leadership in Criminal Justice and Policing Dissertation (60 credits)
The Module will introduce you to the key Qualitative and Quantitative approaches in research which will enable you to conduct, disseminate and synthesize a research project of your own choosing. The Dissertation topic whilst subject to approval, will relate to Leadership in the Criminal Justice System or Policing or be a specific organisational case study approach within the Criminal Justice System or Policing which applies and evaluates leadership and management approaches.
Optional modules (choose two):
- Inequality and Vulnerability in the Criminal Justice System (30 credits)
In this module, you will engage with the concept of vulnerability to critically evaluate policies and practices of the Criminal Justice System. You will gain an understanding of the ways in which societal inequalities such as race, gender, social class and ability are produced and how these contribute to an individual’s vulnerability to both criminality and victimhood and their experience of the criminal justice system.
- Assembling Criminality: Advancements in Criminological Theory (30 credits)
On this module, you will critically consider the developments and contemporary advancements of criminological theory in context with the extensive societal transformation, such as globalisation, technological advancements and cultural turns which have taken place since the turn of the millennium.
- Negotiating Crime and Criminal Justice in Global Context (30 credits)
Explore key issues and perspectives relating to prevailing forms of crime and criminal justice responses/processes in a global context. Interpret and evaluate how international and transnational forms of crime such as cybercrime, terrorism, and human rights violations are identified, researched, and responded to across Nation-State and International criminal justice contexts.
- Policing International Criminality (30 credits)
This module will allow managers within criminal justice and policing agencies to better understand international criminality and to utilise existing law enforcement structures to become more effective in responding to the threat.
- Practitioner and Lived Experience Perspectives in Criminal Justice (30 credits)
In this module you will explore the contribution that third sector organisations and individuals with personal ‘lived experience’ of the criminal justice system, influence change through activism, education, research and mentoring. You will gain insight into the increasing use of those who have experienced imprisonment, probation, substance and alcohol addiction and mental health issues within both traditional (i.e. prisons and probation services) and third sector organisations.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.