Year 1 (national level 4):
Develop a critical understanding of the dominant trends which we see in crime and victimisation in contemporary society. Investigate how experiences of crime and victimisation vary based upon personal demographics such as age, gender, ethnicity and social class.
- Criminal Justice: Theory and Practice
Study an introduction to Criminal Justice and social divisions such as class, gender, race and age in criminal justice.
- Making decisions: Policing Legally and Ethically
Develop problem solving skills and study evidence-based decision making including the National Decision Model (NDM), the role of discretion, barriers to effective decision making, bias, recording decisions, ethical considerations, and the legal framework and introduction to police powers.
- Introduction to Policing and Evidence-Based Practice
Study policing by consent, law enforcement agencies, structure of the police service, role of the police, professional policing, policing reform, and an introduction to evidence-based policing.
Gain an introduction to victims and victims' needs, judicial and non-judicial justice outcomes, and victimology.
- Policing Communities and the Roads
Study an evidence-based approach to policing communities, recording incidents, function of community policing, engaging with the community, preventing and responding to crime and anti-social behaviour, maintaining community cohesion, challenges to community policing, information vs. intelligence, core functions and procedure of policing the roads, disrupting criminal activity by effective road policing, the strategic road network, pursuit, and evidence-based practice in road policing.
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