Year 2 (national level 5):
- Responding to Incidents (30 credits)
Explore the scope of response policing, types of incidents and crime, Public Order offences, Stop and Search, major incidents, taking accounts from victims and witnesses, evidence-based practice in response policing, challenges in response policing, multi-agency working, social, political and strategic drivers impacting on response policing.
- Professional Policing in Context (30 credits)
Learn about the history of the police service, professional standards in policing, challenges in operational policing, including public perception, anti-social behaviour, challenges with community engagement, critical reviews of major incidents, abuse of power, misconduct, policing reform, and the College of Policing.
- How to be an Effective Investigator (30 credits)
Examine the intelligence cycle, information vs evidence, process of an investigation, evidence-based practice in investigations, understanding the difference between 'volume and priority' and 'serious and complex' crime, accountability and discretion, decision making and applying the NDM, bias, impact of investigations on victims and victim care, expert evidence and expert witnesses.
- Research Methods for Policing (30 credits)
Study sources of research and evidence for EBP, quantitative and qualitative research methods, strengths and weaknesses of research methodologies, problem solving, creating an ethically sound research question, identifying best practice from evidence, and planning an intervention to tackle an identified issue.