Final year (national level 6):
- Evidence Based Policing (30 credits)
Critically examine evidence-based policing and its application across the UK. Examine the professional concept, definition and rationale for evidence-based policing. Consider the importance of identifying and differentiating between types of evidence for best practice.
Citically analyse a range of contemporary issues in policing. Gain an understanding of the historical, political, and social events which lead to critical policing issues. Evaluate the impacts and implications for society, for policing, and for social and criminal justice.
Police officers are frequently required to make critical decisions in often challenging circumstances. Learn about the importance of defensible decision making and how reflexivity can drive improvement in the quality of professional practice. Gain an understanding of the National Decision Model and using case studies, demonstrate how it can serve to professionalise police decision making.
Learn about the concept of Policing by Consent and why it has allowed the British model of policing to gain a world-wide reputation for fairness and legitimacy. Explore this theory and seek to determine whether it remains relevant in the modern world.
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