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Policing is undergoing far-reaching transformations in terms of rapidly changing crime types, diverse public expectations and technological developments that will continue to alter the ways in which policing is done. Our exciting new degree programme in Policing will offer a unique insight into contemporary law enforcement, the role of the Police in society, and the challenges they face. Key to the transformation of policing is the better development and application of research evidence, science and analysis to generate new approaches to established and emerging law enforcement activity.

The BSc in Professional Policing at Northumbria University is a research rich programme which draws from criminology, law, forensic science, fraud management and investigation, and cybercrime. You will learn from the experts, from a range of subject-area backgrounds, about the future challenges facing contemporary policing and the innovative responses being developed to address them. The policing degree will address critical questions that span expertise in Social Sciences, Law, Psychology, and Business allowing you to explore problems not only from a criminological, but also a sociological, legal and cultural perspective relating to the role, function and philosophical approaches to policing.  

Northumbria University is licensed by the College of Policing to deliver the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing and meets all the requirements of their national curriculum. Please note that there are no guarantees of entry to a police force post-completion of the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing.  The recruitment process for joining police forces is separate and each police force specifies its own entry requirements.

Policing is undergoing far-reaching transformations in terms of rapidly changing crime types, diverse public expectations and technological developments that will continue to alter the ways in which policing is done. Our exciting new degree programme in Policing will offer a unique insight into contemporary law enforcement, the role of the Police in society, and the challenges they face. Key to the transformation of policing is the better development and application of research evidence, science and analysis to generate new approaches to established and emerging law enforcement activity.

The BSc in Professional Policing at Northumbria University is a research rich programme which draws from criminology, law, forensic science, fraud management and investigation, and cybercrime. You will learn from the experts, from a range of subject-area backgrounds, about the future challenges facing contemporary policing and the innovative responses being developed to address them. The policing degree will address critical questions that span expertise in Social Sciences, Law, Psychology, and Business allowing you to explore problems not only from a criminological, but also a sociological, legal and cultural perspective relating to the role, function and philosophical approaches to policing.  

Northumbria University is licensed by the College of Policing to deliver the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing and meets all the requirements of their national curriculum. Please note that there are no guarantees of entry to a police force post-completion of the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing.  The recruitment process for joining police forces is separate and each police force specifies its own entry requirements.

Course Information

UCAS Code
LL44

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Social Sciences

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications 

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications 

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

Click here for UK, EU and International Scholarships scholarship, fees, and funding information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0419 -

Effective Police Investigation (20 Credits)

You will examine the fundamental principles and practices underpinning a police investigation. Beginning with the legislation and powers governing the

recovery and use of investigative and potential evidential material, you will be equipped with the knowledge pertinent to the effective recovery of materials

and information. Building through the module, you will study the progressive stages of an investigation: from the knowledge and mind-set required to plan

and conduct an investigation, including investigative concepts and decision making models, through to developing and testing an investigative hypothesis,

ensuring all appropriate evidence gathering opportunities are explored and full disclosure completed. Learning when to involve other areas, you will

become familiar with the roles and knowledge available from other key actors involved in investigations, such as the CPS and forensic specialists,

ensuring that you have familiarity to support a thorough investigative and interview strategy.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Police Investigations: 1, 2 3, 4 and 5

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CR4005 -

Introduction to Criminology and Policing (20 Credits)

You will examine the role and responsibilities of the police constable, the structure and organisation of the wider police service. With a focus on the delivery of a professional service, you will be introduced to key concepts and principles including 'policing by consent', community engagement, public protection and crime prevention. Unpacking key concepts and theories in criminology you will study the relationship between crime, offending, 'vulnerability’, ‘harm’ and ‘risk’, all in the context of operational policing. The module moves on to develop your knowledge and understanding of a number of contemporary themes in criminology and policing including; counter-terrorism policing; the response policing role; the role and function of community policing and partnership working; and the importance of information and intelligence to key areas of policing.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Understanding the Police Constable Role: 1, 2, 3, 4

Criminology and Crime Prevention: 1, 2, 3

Vulnerability and Risk: 1, 3, 4, 6

Public Protection: 2, 3

Counter Terrorism: 2, 6

Criminal Justice: 6

Response Policing: 1, 2

Policing Communities: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Information and Intelligence: 1, 3

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CR4006 -

Evidence Based Policing (20 Credits)

On this module you will examine the professional concept of evidence based policing (EBP) and be able to explain ways in which EBP has been used to better inform policing and the delivery of effective and efficient police services in local communities. The module introduces you to problem-orientated approaches to policing and you will develop knowledge of problem-solving techniques and their application in practice.

Key threads running throughout the module are criminological approaches to study skills, effective academic writing, and primary and secondary information and data gathering techniques. The aim is to encourage and foster your ability to engage in critical argument and reflection, evaluate research publications informed by qualitative and quantitative data, and learn how to develop logical conclusions based on sound and reliable evidence.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Evidence Based Policing: 1, 3, 5, 6

Problem Solving: 1, 2

Maintaining Professional Standards 1,2,3

Research Methods and Skills: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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HR9400 -

Decision-making, Teamwork and Leadership in Policing (20 Credits)

This module is designed and developed through combining relevant management theories with course content specified in the College of Policing curriculum. The key learning objectives incorporate those noted in the latter and are to help your understanding on decision making process and its implications for frontline policing practices; to facilitate your appreciation on the functionality of teamwork and its contributions to the delivery of policing; and to improve your evaluation on the role of leadership in organising contemporary police services.

To complete the module learning activities, you will be guided in this regard to:

• explore the key factors underlying decision-making process and identify the main barriers to effective leadership behaviour and team working experiences, including skills in reading circumstances, bias and the role of risk

• consider the role of autonomy and discretion in contemporary policing and the necessary measures put into place for ensuring that personal discretion is applied ethically and professionally

• investigate the links between the Police Code of Ethics and the decision-making process, particularly the skilful use of the National Decision Model (NDM).

• examine the importance of recording and reviewing of decisions in a team environment, with an aim for continual improvement and performance enhancement grounded in evidences

• evaluate the role and functioning of leadership in various challenging contexts, and appreciate the key qualities and personal characteristics of a good leader

The module will introduce and critically review a range of policing incidents involving decision-making, team work and leadership


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Decision Making and Discretion: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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KV4002 -

Introduction to Digital Crime Investigations (20 Credits)

You will be given a rounded introduction to the principles of digital crimes and digital forensics from both a theoretical and technical perspective provided in contextual setting for digital forensics by an examination of the criminal justice system within England and Wales. You will be introduced to the basic philosophy and concepts of digital forensics, in particular the role of digital evidence and the basic techniques associated with gathering, preserving and presenting digital evidence. You will be guided in developing a critical and analytical approach to problem solving, the application of computer fundamentals and principles to digital evidence, an examination of the consequences of actions, the need to protect evidential integrity, and the need to document all actions. You will also be provided with an introduction to the particular legal, professional and ethical issues likely to face digital forensic examinations, such as legal requirements in the gathering, preservation and presentation of digital evidence so that it will be admissible in a court of law.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Digital Policing: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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LW4022 -

Criminal Law and Procedure (20 Credits)

This module will introduce students to the criminal law and criminal justice system and processes, including how police powers are to be used ethically and professionally. This will include gaining an understanding of relevant legislation and guidance associated with different forms of policing. The module will introduce students specifically to:

• the criminal justice system and key legislation and processes including court processes and processes for gathering and managing information for investigations and different types of evidence. This includes the provision of materials and disclosure to the CPS.
• Key criminal offences and their definitions, and how the courts deal with such cases
• the core principles of ethics, equality, diversity and human rights in professional policing. Understanding how to exercise police power and procedures fairly and without bias.
• Providing a professional and ethical service to individuals at risk and vulnerable. How to support vulnerable individuals and the ethical recording of policing incidents.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations 8
Understanding The Role of a Police Constable 5, 6,

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CR5010 -

Crime, Offenders and Victims (20 Credits)

The sociological and criminological causes of crime are introduced in this module and their implications considered in terms of police practice, crime prevention and criminal justice. Vulnerability and victimisation are critically assessed, and the social harms of crime identified. The module also considers those at risk of onset of offending (including volume crime, and links to serious and organised crime), and the potential impact of early interventions from police and other agencies, e.g. MAPPA. Offender management and rehabilitation practices, including those were police work in partnership with other agencies, are analysed. Similarly the social, cultural and economic factors that shape victimisation and vulnerability are considered, and their implications for policing responses assessed. Once those 'at risk' of offending and victimisation are identified in broad terms the module will consider crime prevention theories and strategies and different policing models that might promote prevention.

The importance of police engagement with communities - acting with legitimacy in accordance with principles of procedural justice - are critically reviewed in relation to conducting effective criminal investigation, gathering intelligence, and providing public reassurance.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Criminology and Crime Prevention: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Vulnerability and Risk: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Public Protection: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Criminal Justice: 9, 10

Response Policing: 8, 9

Policing Communities: 6, 7, 8, 9

Police Investigations: 6, 7

Victims and Witnesses: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

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CR5011 -

Professional Standards and Police Integrity (20 Credits)

This module will allow you to evaluate the importance of ethics and values in the delivery of policing, and the impact that this can have among diverse

communities. The importance of police officers demonstrating fairness, ethics and integrity are outlined in relation to police legitimacy, public confidence

and operational effectiveness.

The module will critically assess how police organisations and individual officers and staff are held to account, by external and internal means, and how

previous examples of misconduct and malpractice can provide learning opportunities for future conduct. Accountability is considered in formal and informal

terms at the level of individuals, organisational culture, and the strategic role of police in society. The nature, development and role of professional

standards, in broad terms, is critically reviewed.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Valuing Difference and Inclusion: 2, 3, 4

Maintaining Professional Standards: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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CR5012 -

Research Methods for Policing (20 Credits)

In this module you will learn how the development of research and scientific analysis can develop Evidence Based Policing and the benefits

and limitations associated with this. You will learn how to conduct systematic literature reviews and critically evaluate available evidence.

Quantitative and qualitative research techniques are introduced, including survey design and implementation, research interviews, data

analysis, sampling, and data processing. Practical matters relating to the conduct of research are addressed in terms of planning and

selecting different methodologies for specific types of research question, the ethics of research and presentation of data.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Evidence Based Policing: 2, 4, 7

Research Methods and Skills: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12

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CR5018 -

Evidence Based Policing: Practices and Pitfalls (20 Credits)

In this module you will learn how evidence and scientific analysis can be applied to contemporary policing. Constraints and limitations of research into policing are analysed, as well as successful contributions, in order that you will develop a rounded critical perspective. The ‘what works’ approach to policing and criminal justice is explored and you will understand how different methodologies can be applied to particular challenges. You will learn how to conduct systematic literature reviews and critically evaluate available evidence. Transferring evidence into policing practice is a challenge and the module assessment will help you understand these problems and to develop effective strategies to apply research findings in practice.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Evidence Based Policing: 2, 4, 7

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KV5004 -

Digital Forensics: Principles and Practices (20 Credits)

You will have the opportunity to further develop your analytical and evaluative skills in digital forensic investigations using the latest industry software, giving invaluable hands-on practical use. Learning and teaching will take place through a variety of mechanisms. Topics will be introduced in lectures and discussed through seminar activities and guided learning activities. The theoretical material on digital forensics will be re-enforced through the critical analysis and discussion of case studies as well as sessions on the use of digital forensics software in lab-based practical seminar sessions. These hands will use digital forensic tools to analyse and evaluate case studies/digital evidence to solve digital forensic problems. Throughout the lab-based sessions, you will be reminded of the professional responsibilities, the need to protect evidential integrity and the need to document all activities to a standard expected by a court of law.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Digital Policing:1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7

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LW5023 -

Public Law and Policing (20 Credits)

This module will introduce students to the extent of police powers in England and Wales, and how these powers are regulated and governed. This will include gaining an understanding of relevant legislation and guidance associated with different forms of policing, as well as the governing bodies and external agencies that ‘regulate’ policing in England and Wales. The module will introduce students to:

• Definitions, legislation and guidance associated with ‘public protection policing’.
• Key counter-terrorism terminology/ concepts as well as key anti-terror legislation and the functions of counter-terrorism policing.
• Legislation relevant to public order policing.
• Core policing functions and strategies relating to policing the roads. Most common offences and legislation used (incl. commercial vehicle enforcement). Legislation relevant to road investigations. Effects of road-related anti-social behaviour and offences.
• Lawful search/entry/ seizure procedures as well as police stop and search powers and the lawful arrest and detention of suspects.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Understanding the Police Constable Role: 5, 6
Valuing Difference and Inclusion: 1
Public Protection: 1
Counter Terrorism: 1, 3, 4, 5
Criminal Justice: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
Response Policing: 3, 4, 5
Policing the Roads: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Information and Intelligence: 2, 4, 5, 6 7

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CR6002 -

Contemporary Policing and Security (Optional,20 Credits)

From being a relatively marginal political issue, modern policing and security has risen rapidly up the social and political agendas of western societies. As inequalities have increased, so the actual and perceived risks of crime and other social ills have grown rapidly for all sections of society: the management of crime has become a central concern.

In this module you will develop your critical understanding, analysis and interpretation of the key themes, theories, issues and political debates concerning the development and contemporary nature of modern policing and the delivery of security in England and Wales. Where appropriate, you will be directed to comparative material from other countries and our discussions will draw upon these comparative dimensions to contemporary policing and security.

Given the ‘contemporary’ nature of this module and the continually evolving nature of policing and security, the content of this module is revised each year. Examples of topics covered in previous years include:
• The changing role and function of the police
• Policing and Mental Health
• Terrorism and Insecurity
• Technology, Surveillance and Society
• Policing Globalisation
• Victimology and Policing
• Conducting Research in Policing and Security Settings

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CR6012 -

Dissertation (40 Credits)

This will meet the following learning outcomes:

The module provides an opportunity for students to independently pursue a self-selected research project on a topic related to professional

policing. Students will: identify, understand, and interpret information about their chosen topic; organise that information in order to arrive at

and answer a focused research question; and make appropriate use of theory and methodology. On successful completion of the module, the

students will be able to demonstrate the following in relation to a particular topic: an extensive knowledge; awareness and understanding of

the range of information; an ability to arrive at a grounded and focused research question; a capacity for structured and analytical argument in

a written form; an aptitude for the use of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting research.

Independent learning is supported by a series of workshops in Semester 1, and supervisory tutorials across Semester 1 and Semester 2.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Problem Solving: 3, 4

Research Methods and Skills: 13

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CR6013 -

Professional Police Practice in Context (20 Credits)

The module will explore the contemporary police officer role in terms of the overall strategic context of policing and relevant national strategies

(such as Policing Vision 2025) as applied in the context of complex policing challenges. The nature of ‘professional practice’ in current

debates is considered. The module will encourage students to consider how to deliver effective policing outcomes in relation to diverse (and

sometimes contradictory) stakeholder groups with different social, political and strategic demands. Meeting community demand might be an

effective outcome, but might be in tension with providing for, for example, victim and witness care. Strategies (such as EBP and transparent

decision-making) that might enhance police legitimacy are explored as methods to provide for professional policing. The role of the College of

Policing, HMICFRS, the Home Office, National Police Chief's Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in shaping

strategic priorities for policing is explored.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Understanding the Police Constable Role 7, 8, 9

Response Policing: 11 12, 13

Policing Communities: 10

Police Investigations: 9

Vulnerability and Risk: 2

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CR6018 -

Crime, Animals and the Environment (Optional,20 Credits)

Is there a relationship between violence against animals and violence against humans? Why is it okay to kill certain animals, but a crime to kill others? How do large corporations get away with polluting the planet? How can we address crimes against animals and the environment? These are all questions we will attempt to address on this module. As part of your studies you will learn about the emerging and competing perspectives and frameworks regarding the neglected topic of crimes and harms against animals and the environment. In a module offered at very few universities, you are introduced to the philosophies and perspectives of Green Criminology and Critical Animal Studies. You will develop skills that enable you to critically analyse notions of crime and harm, and social and ecological justice in relation to animal abuse, deforestation, wildlife, pollution and many other areas that pertain to green and environmental crime and victimisation. While honing verbal and written skills, this module will give you the working knowledge to discuss the type, scope, and impacts of green and animal-related crimes and harms and how this is different from street and ‘traditional’ volume crimes. This module provides a fresh new area of criminological scholarship which you will contribute to in discussion and debate with the module tutors and fellow students - examining crime from new and cutting edge perspectives.

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CR6019 -

Work Experience Dissertation (40 Credits)

The module provides an opportunity for you to independently pursue your own piece of research based on work experience with an agency or organisation such as a police force, prison, youth offending team or voluntary sector organisation. You can also gain experience of research by working with a member of academic staff. With the support of a dissertation supervisor, you will seek to answer a research question either by collecting your own data, using existing data sets or by engaging in an analysis of the research literature. Your chosen topic will be linked to your work experience, which should last normally 80 hours. You will draw on and develop your research skills and on completion of the module you will be able to demonstrate the following: an extensive knowledge on your chosen dissertation topic, successful execution of a research project, the ability to set and explore a focused research question, the capacity to develop a structured and analytical argument; an aptitude for the application of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting your own research.

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CR6021 -

Life after Crime (Optional,20 Credits)

Do children who break the law always turn into adult offenders? What might help someone change their behaviour? Is it always the impact of a criminal justice intervention that makes someone desist from crime? This module will look at all of these questions.

The first part will track the nature and complexity of criminal careers. It will demonstrate different ways in which offenders come to be engaged in crime and the extent to which starting early is a predictor of a criminal career. After considering the different ways in which criminal careers are sustained and developed, you will look at the interventions criminal justice and aligned organisations put in place to change offenders’ behaviour.

We will investigate forms of restorative justice and reparation, and question whether, and how, they might fit within different criminal justice systems around the world. For example, what might the role of ‘circles of support’ be in a risk adverse society? The module will also look at whether some activities in prison might have a role in desistance after release. For example, are creative, artistic, spiritual and sporting activities a hook for changing offending behaviour after release?

Throughout the module we will consider UK and international criminal justice practice, and question the impact of social, political and cultural contexts of restoration, rehabilitation and desistance. You will be encouraged to explore all of these elements from cultural and critical criminological perspectives.

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HR9610 -

Critical Organizational Analysis (Optional,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage engagement with Organisation Theory through offering a comprehensive account of ideas, perspectives and practices of organisation. You will learn to analyse organisations, people and organising practices through critical employment of Organisation Theory which challenges conventional understanding of organisations. You will learn to explore the impact of recent trends in Organisation Theory and Practice on people and their behaviour in organisations.

The module links topics on Organisation Theory and Practice:
• Introduction to Organisation Theory, and implications for practice: overview of three main perspectives (Modern, Symbolic and Contemporary)
• Organisation Theory:
o Theorizing relationship between Organisation and its environment
o Theorizing different perspectives on Culture and Organisation, and managing across cultures
o Theorizing organisational (physical and social) structure
o Theorizing power, control and conflict (including the feminist perspective)
o Theorizing Identity and organisational behaviour
• Applications in practice:
o Organisational Design, Sustainable Organisational Design
o Organisational learning, tacit knowledge and knowledge management
o Organisational change, change management, and sustainable development
o Aesthetics and organisations, performance, narrative, theatre and organisation
o Managing culture, people and behaviour in organisations, and managing across cultures

Upon completion of the module you will gain an in-depth understanding of:

o The major perspectives on Organisation Theory
o ‘Critical’ organisation theory and management practices
o The recent trends in organising practices
o Theory and practices involved in working in multi-cultural organisations with an awareness of ethical considerations.
o How to form your own construction of knowledge on organisations, managing people and their behaviour

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KV6005 -

Cybercrime and Society (20 Credits)

This module will focus on cybercrime within society and will explore different types of cybercrime, victims, offenders, and legal, societal, and policing approaches to tackling this form of criminality. You will explore different forms of cybercrime to understand how they affect society generally, as well as develop an understanding and appreciation for how cybercrime can disproportionally affect certain societal groups. You will explore cybercrime offenders to better understand the drivers towards this form of criminality. You will obtain insights into proactive and reactive cybercrime policing approaches and explore some of the societal challenges that different policing approaches can cause (e.g., privacy, security, and freedom of speech).

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations: 11
Digital Policing 1,2,3, 4 and 5

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LW6012 -

Family Law (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the range of laws, case law and practice developed in England and Wales to deal with matters arising from the breakdown of family relationships, including divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, financial relief remedies, child maintenance, children, domestic abuse and cohabitees.
These areas will involve a range of activities including : reading, interpreting and applying statute and case law to practical scenarios, drafting court documents and developing writing skills in essay style questions.

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LW6014 -

Introduction to Comparative and International Criminal Law (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop critical understanding of substantive criminal law of the major legal systems of the world. You will learn different methods and techniques of comparative law and its significance to the development of domestic criminal law as well as to the work of the International Criminal Tribunals, namely, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The module will take a critical look at the elements of crimes, individual criminal responsibility, and modes of participation from comparative and international criminal law perspectives.

This module covers the following topics:

• Introduction to Comparative Criminal Law;
• Comparative Analysis of Mens Rea Standards in Common Legal Systems, Romano/Germanic Legal Systems, Islamic Legal Traditions and International Criminal Law
• Comparative Analysis of Different Modes of Participation in Criminal Offences with Particular Focus on Joint Criminal Enterprise in Common Law Systems and Co-Perpetration & the Control Over the Crime Theory in German Criminal Law and their Application by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
• Elements of International Crimes, i.e. Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
• General Principles of Law in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY, ICTR and ICC: Examining the Relevant Case Law of these Tribunals and the Techniques adopted by International Judges in their Search of General Principles of Law Derived from National Legal Systems of the World

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LW6025 -

Sports Law (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the theory, law and practice of sports law in England and Wales (including EU law and the World Anti-Doping Code). The module builds on knowledge gathered in the compulsory subjects of Contract, EU law, Criminal Law and Tort but also introduces students to other legal disciplines such as Employment Law. You will study the role of consent as a defence to what would otherwise be criminal liability for injuries incurred in the context of contact sports (such as football, ice hockey and rugby) and combat sports. You will study the causes and implications of the major 20th century sports stadium disasters including Valley Parade and Hillsborough. You will learn about the law applicable to football hooligans and consider the compatibility of some of these measures with the Human Rights Act. You will study the civil liability of (i) sports participants to each other and (ii) match officials, sports club owners, event organisers and governing bodies to sports participants, spectators and people living in close proximity to sports venues, which will engage your knowledge of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability. You will examine the impact of EU Law on sport (in particular the right of free movement of workers in football and challenges to nationality quotas), the role of the Equality Act 2010 in tackling discrimination in sport, and the legal implications of doping in sport. Although the module has a UK focus it has a global scope and reference will be made to important developments overseas.

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LW6049 -

Advanced Criminal Procedure (20 Credits)

This module will look in depth at different types of policing including roads policing, the policing of major incidents and complex investigations. It will include:

MAJOR INCIDENTS: Explain the role and responsibilities of the police at a major incident including the differences between a critical incident and a major incident and who can declare a major incident and the command structure. It will analyse the role of the police within a joint emergency services operation including examining the effectiveness of joint interoperability between the emergency services, JESIP principles and the role of police at an incident.

ROADS POLICING: Explain how to apply a problem-solving process to investigate small-scale incidents and collisions on the roads. Understand the more prevalent criminal activity facilitated by the road network. Methods of gathering intelligence and information including stopping a vehicle, and follow up actions. Reviewing prevention and disruption options available, to target criminal activity on the road network: understand the impact of organised crime activity and how criminal activity on the road can be targeted. Review the evidence base associated with serious road policing offences, and strategies associated with reducing the number of collisions.

COMPLEX INVESTIGATIONS: Review the roles and processes associated with conducting complex investigations including relevant legislation and community considerations. Understanding the role of internal specialists and additional investigative processes that may be required e.g. inquest and coroners. Explain additional professional considerations to be taken into account in relation to specific complex investigations and specific legislation applicable.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Policing the Roads: 6, 7, 8, 9
Police Investigations:8, 9, 10
Response Policing: 6, 7, 10

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AP0419 -

Effective Police Investigation (20 Credits)

You will examine the fundamental principles and practices underpinning a police investigation. Beginning with the legislation and powers governing the

recovery and use of investigative and potential evidential material, you will be equipped with the knowledge pertinent to the effective recovery of materials

and information. Building through the module, you will study the progressive stages of an investigation: from the knowledge and mind-set required to plan

and conduct an investigation, including investigative concepts and decision making models, through to developing and testing an investigative hypothesis,

ensuring all appropriate evidence gathering opportunities are explored and full disclosure completed. Learning when to involve other areas, you will

become familiar with the roles and knowledge available from other key actors involved in investigations, such as the CPS and forensic specialists,

ensuring that you have familiarity to support a thorough investigative and interview strategy.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Police Investigations: 1, 2 3, 4 and 5

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CR4005 -

Introduction to Criminology and Policing (20 Credits)

You will examine the role and responsibilities of the police constable, the structure and organisation of the wider police service. With a focus on the delivery of a professional service, you will be introduced to key concepts and principles including 'policing by consent', community engagement, public protection and crime prevention. Unpacking key concepts and theories in criminology you will study the relationship between crime, offending, 'vulnerability’, ‘harm’ and ‘risk’, all in the context of operational policing. The module moves on to develop your knowledge and understanding of a number of contemporary themes in criminology and policing including; counter-terrorism policing; the response policing role; the role and function of community policing and partnership working; and the importance of information and intelligence to key areas of policing.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Understanding the Police Constable Role: 1, 2, 3, 4

Criminology and Crime Prevention: 1, 2, 3

Vulnerability and Risk: 1, 3, 4, 6

Public Protection: 2, 3

Counter Terrorism: 2, 6

Criminal Justice: 6

Response Policing: 1, 2

Policing Communities: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Information and Intelligence: 1, 3

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CR4006 -

Evidence Based Policing (20 Credits)

On this module you will examine the professional concept of evidence based policing (EBP) and be able to explain ways in which EBP has been used to better inform policing and the delivery of effective and efficient police services in local communities. The module introduces you to problem-orientated approaches to policing and you will develop knowledge of problem-solving techniques and their application in practice.

Key threads running throughout the module are criminological approaches to study skills, effective academic writing, and primary and secondary information and data gathering techniques. The aim is to encourage and foster your ability to engage in critical argument and reflection, evaluate research publications informed by qualitative and quantitative data, and learn how to develop logical conclusions based on sound and reliable evidence.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Evidence Based Policing: 1, 3, 5, 6

Problem Solving: 1, 2

Maintaining Professional Standards 1,2,3

Research Methods and Skills: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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HR9400 -

Decision-making, Teamwork and Leadership in Policing (20 Credits)

This module is designed and developed through combining relevant management theories with course content specified in the College of Policing curriculum. The key learning objectives incorporate those noted in the latter and are to help your understanding on decision making process and its implications for frontline policing practices; to facilitate your appreciation on the functionality of teamwork and its contributions to the delivery of policing; and to improve your evaluation on the role of leadership in organising contemporary police services.

To complete the module learning activities, you will be guided in this regard to:

• explore the key factors underlying decision-making process and identify the main barriers to effective leadership behaviour and team working experiences, including skills in reading circumstances, bias and the role of risk

• consider the role of autonomy and discretion in contemporary policing and the necessary measures put into place for ensuring that personal discretion is applied ethically and professionally

• investigate the links between the Police Code of Ethics and the decision-making process, particularly the skilful use of the National Decision Model (NDM).

• examine the importance of recording and reviewing of decisions in a team environment, with an aim for continual improvement and performance enhancement grounded in evidences

• evaluate the role and functioning of leadership in various challenging contexts, and appreciate the key qualities and personal characteristics of a good leader

The module will introduce and critically review a range of policing incidents involving decision-making, team work and leadership


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Decision Making and Discretion: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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KV4002 -

Introduction to Digital Crime Investigations (20 Credits)

You will be given a rounded introduction to the principles of digital crimes and digital forensics from both a theoretical and technical perspective provided in contextual setting for digital forensics by an examination of the criminal justice system within England and Wales. You will be introduced to the basic philosophy and concepts of digital forensics, in particular the role of digital evidence and the basic techniques associated with gathering, preserving and presenting digital evidence. You will be guided in developing a critical and analytical approach to problem solving, the application of computer fundamentals and principles to digital evidence, an examination of the consequences of actions, the need to protect evidential integrity, and the need to document all actions. You will also be provided with an introduction to the particular legal, professional and ethical issues likely to face digital forensic examinations, such as legal requirements in the gathering, preservation and presentation of digital evidence so that it will be admissible in a court of law.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Digital Policing: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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LW4022 -

Criminal Law and Procedure (20 Credits)

This module will introduce students to the criminal law and criminal justice system and processes, including how police powers are to be used ethically and professionally. This will include gaining an understanding of relevant legislation and guidance associated with different forms of policing. The module will introduce students specifically to:

• the criminal justice system and key legislation and processes including court processes and processes for gathering and managing information for investigations and different types of evidence. This includes the provision of materials and disclosure to the CPS.
• Key criminal offences and their definitions, and how the courts deal with such cases
• the core principles of ethics, equality, diversity and human rights in professional policing. Understanding how to exercise police power and procedures fairly and without bias.
• Providing a professional and ethical service to individuals at risk and vulnerable. How to support vulnerable individuals and the ethical recording of policing incidents.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations 8
Understanding The Role of a Police Constable 5, 6,

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CR5010 -

Crime, Offenders and Victims (20 Credits)

The sociological and criminological causes of crime are introduced in this module and their implications considered in terms of police practice, crime prevention and criminal justice. Vulnerability and victimisation are critically assessed, and the social harms of crime identified. The module also considers those at risk of onset of offending (including volume crime, and links to serious and organised crime), and the potential impact of early interventions from police and other agencies, e.g. MAPPA. Offender management and rehabilitation practices, including those were police work in partnership with other agencies, are analysed. Similarly the social, cultural and economic factors that shape victimisation and vulnerability are considered, and their implications for policing responses assessed. Once those 'at risk' of offending and victimisation are identified in broad terms the module will consider crime prevention theories and strategies and different policing models that might promote prevention.

The importance of police engagement with communities - acting with legitimacy in accordance with principles of procedural justice - are critically reviewed in relation to conducting effective criminal investigation, gathering intelligence, and providing public reassurance.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Criminology and Crime Prevention: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Vulnerability and Risk: 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Public Protection: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Criminal Justice: 9, 10

Response Policing: 8, 9

Policing Communities: 6, 7, 8, 9

Police Investigations: 6, 7

Victims and Witnesses: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

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CR5011 -

Professional Standards and Police Integrity (20 Credits)

This module will allow you to evaluate the importance of ethics and values in the delivery of policing, and the impact that this can have among diverse

communities. The importance of police officers demonstrating fairness, ethics and integrity are outlined in relation to police legitimacy, public confidence

and operational effectiveness.

The module will critically assess how police organisations and individual officers and staff are held to account, by external and internal means, and how

previous examples of misconduct and malpractice can provide learning opportunities for future conduct. Accountability is considered in formal and informal

terms at the level of individuals, organisational culture, and the strategic role of police in society. The nature, development and role of professional

standards, in broad terms, is critically reviewed.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Valuing Difference and Inclusion: 2, 3, 4

Maintaining Professional Standards: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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CR5012 -

Research Methods for Policing (20 Credits)

In this module you will learn how the development of research and scientific analysis can develop Evidence Based Policing and the benefits

and limitations associated with this. You will learn how to conduct systematic literature reviews and critically evaluate available evidence.

Quantitative and qualitative research techniques are introduced, including survey design and implementation, research interviews, data

analysis, sampling, and data processing. Practical matters relating to the conduct of research are addressed in terms of planning and

selecting different methodologies for specific types of research question, the ethics of research and presentation of data.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Evidence Based Policing: 2, 4, 7

Research Methods and Skills: 1, 2, 10, 11, 12

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CR5018 -

Evidence Based Policing: Practices and Pitfalls (20 Credits)

In this module you will learn how evidence and scientific analysis can be applied to contemporary policing. Constraints and limitations of research into policing are analysed, as well as successful contributions, in order that you will develop a rounded critical perspective. The ‘what works’ approach to policing and criminal justice is explored and you will understand how different methodologies can be applied to particular challenges. You will learn how to conduct systematic literature reviews and critically evaluate available evidence. Transferring evidence into policing practice is a challenge and the module assessment will help you understand these problems and to develop effective strategies to apply research findings in practice.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Evidence Based Policing: 2, 4, 7

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KV5004 -

Digital Forensics: Principles and Practices (20 Credits)

You will have the opportunity to further develop your analytical and evaluative skills in digital forensic investigations using the latest industry software, giving invaluable hands-on practical use. Learning and teaching will take place through a variety of mechanisms. Topics will be introduced in lectures and discussed through seminar activities and guided learning activities. The theoretical material on digital forensics will be re-enforced through the critical analysis and discussion of case studies as well as sessions on the use of digital forensics software in lab-based practical seminar sessions. These hands will use digital forensic tools to analyse and evaluate case studies/digital evidence to solve digital forensic problems. Throughout the lab-based sessions, you will be reminded of the professional responsibilities, the need to protect evidential integrity and the need to document all activities to a standard expected by a court of law.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Digital Policing:1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7

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LW5023 -

Public Law and Policing (20 Credits)

This module will introduce students to the extent of police powers in England and Wales, and how these powers are regulated and governed. This will include gaining an understanding of relevant legislation and guidance associated with different forms of policing, as well as the governing bodies and external agencies that ‘regulate’ policing in England and Wales. The module will introduce students to:

• Definitions, legislation and guidance associated with ‘public protection policing’.
• Key counter-terrorism terminology/ concepts as well as key anti-terror legislation and the functions of counter-terrorism policing.
• Legislation relevant to public order policing.
• Core policing functions and strategies relating to policing the roads. Most common offences and legislation used (incl. commercial vehicle enforcement). Legislation relevant to road investigations. Effects of road-related anti-social behaviour and offences.
• Lawful search/entry/ seizure procedures as well as police stop and search powers and the lawful arrest and detention of suspects.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Understanding the Police Constable Role: 5, 6
Valuing Difference and Inclusion: 1
Public Protection: 1
Counter Terrorism: 1, 3, 4, 5
Criminal Justice: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
Response Policing: 3, 4, 5
Policing the Roads: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Information and Intelligence: 2, 4, 5, 6 7

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CR6002 -

Contemporary Policing and Security (Optional,20 Credits)

From being a relatively marginal political issue, modern policing and security has risen rapidly up the social and political agendas of western societies. As inequalities have increased, so the actual and perceived risks of crime and other social ills have grown rapidly for all sections of society: the management of crime has become a central concern.

In this module you will develop your critical understanding, analysis and interpretation of the key themes, theories, issues and political debates concerning the development and contemporary nature of modern policing and the delivery of security in England and Wales. Where appropriate, you will be directed to comparative material from other countries and our discussions will draw upon these comparative dimensions to contemporary policing and security.

Given the ‘contemporary’ nature of this module and the continually evolving nature of policing and security, the content of this module is revised each year. Examples of topics covered in previous years include:
• The changing role and function of the police
• Policing and Mental Health
• Terrorism and Insecurity
• Technology, Surveillance and Society
• Policing Globalisation
• Victimology and Policing
• Conducting Research in Policing and Security Settings

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CR6012 -

Dissertation (40 Credits)

This will meet the following learning outcomes:

The module provides an opportunity for students to independently pursue a self-selected research project on a topic related to professional

policing. Students will: identify, understand, and interpret information about their chosen topic; organise that information in order to arrive at

and answer a focused research question; and make appropriate use of theory and methodology. On successful completion of the module, the

students will be able to demonstrate the following in relation to a particular topic: an extensive knowledge; awareness and understanding of

the range of information; an ability to arrive at a grounded and focused research question; a capacity for structured and analytical argument in

a written form; an aptitude for the use of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting research.

Independent learning is supported by a series of workshops in Semester 1, and supervisory tutorials across Semester 1 and Semester 2.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Problem Solving: 3, 4

Research Methods and Skills: 13

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CR6013 -

Professional Police Practice in Context (20 Credits)

The module will explore the contemporary police officer role in terms of the overall strategic context of policing and relevant national strategies

(such as Policing Vision 2025) as applied in the context of complex policing challenges. The nature of ‘professional practice’ in current

debates is considered. The module will encourage students to consider how to deliver effective policing outcomes in relation to diverse (and

sometimes contradictory) stakeholder groups with different social, political and strategic demands. Meeting community demand might be an

effective outcome, but might be in tension with providing for, for example, victim and witness care. Strategies (such as EBP and transparent

decision-making) that might enhance police legitimacy are explored as methods to provide for professional policing. The role of the College of

Policing, HMICFRS, the Home Office, National Police Chief's Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in shaping

strategic priorities for policing is explored.


CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:

Understanding the Police Constable Role 7, 8, 9

Response Policing: 11 12, 13

Policing Communities: 10

Police Investigations: 9

Vulnerability and Risk: 2

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CR6018 -

Crime, Animals and the Environment (Optional,20 Credits)

Is there a relationship between violence against animals and violence against humans? Why is it okay to kill certain animals, but a crime to kill others? How do large corporations get away with polluting the planet? How can we address crimes against animals and the environment? These are all questions we will attempt to address on this module. As part of your studies you will learn about the emerging and competing perspectives and frameworks regarding the neglected topic of crimes and harms against animals and the environment. In a module offered at very few universities, you are introduced to the philosophies and perspectives of Green Criminology and Critical Animal Studies. You will develop skills that enable you to critically analyse notions of crime and harm, and social and ecological justice in relation to animal abuse, deforestation, wildlife, pollution and many other areas that pertain to green and environmental crime and victimisation. While honing verbal and written skills, this module will give you the working knowledge to discuss the type, scope, and impacts of green and animal-related crimes and harms and how this is different from street and ‘traditional’ volume crimes. This module provides a fresh new area of criminological scholarship which you will contribute to in discussion and debate with the module tutors and fellow students - examining crime from new and cutting edge perspectives.

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CR6019 -

Work Experience Dissertation (40 Credits)

The module provides an opportunity for you to independently pursue your own piece of research based on work experience with an agency or organisation such as a police force, prison, youth offending team or voluntary sector organisation. You can also gain experience of research by working with a member of academic staff. With the support of a dissertation supervisor, you will seek to answer a research question either by collecting your own data, using existing data sets or by engaging in an analysis of the research literature. Your chosen topic will be linked to your work experience, which should last normally 80 hours. You will draw on and develop your research skills and on completion of the module you will be able to demonstrate the following: an extensive knowledge on your chosen dissertation topic, successful execution of a research project, the ability to set and explore a focused research question, the capacity to develop a structured and analytical argument; an aptitude for the application of theory and methodology; and an understanding of the ethical considerations of conducting your own research.

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CR6021 -

Life after Crime (Optional,20 Credits)

Do children who break the law always turn into adult offenders? What might help someone change their behaviour? Is it always the impact of a criminal justice intervention that makes someone desist from crime? This module will look at all of these questions.

The first part will track the nature and complexity of criminal careers. It will demonstrate different ways in which offenders come to be engaged in crime and the extent to which starting early is a predictor of a criminal career. After considering the different ways in which criminal careers are sustained and developed, you will look at the interventions criminal justice and aligned organisations put in place to change offenders’ behaviour.

We will investigate forms of restorative justice and reparation, and question whether, and how, they might fit within different criminal justice systems around the world. For example, what might the role of ‘circles of support’ be in a risk adverse society? The module will also look at whether some activities in prison might have a role in desistance after release. For example, are creative, artistic, spiritual and sporting activities a hook for changing offending behaviour after release?

Throughout the module we will consider UK and international criminal justice practice, and question the impact of social, political and cultural contexts of restoration, rehabilitation and desistance. You will be encouraged to explore all of these elements from cultural and critical criminological perspectives.

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HR9610 -

Critical Organizational Analysis (Optional,20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage engagement with Organisation Theory through offering a comprehensive account of ideas, perspectives and practices of organisation. You will learn to analyse organisations, people and organising practices through critical employment of Organisation Theory which challenges conventional understanding of organisations. You will learn to explore the impact of recent trends in Organisation Theory and Practice on people and their behaviour in organisations.

The module links topics on Organisation Theory and Practice:
• Introduction to Organisation Theory, and implications for practice: overview of three main perspectives (Modern, Symbolic and Contemporary)
• Organisation Theory:
o Theorizing relationship between Organisation and its environment
o Theorizing different perspectives on Culture and Organisation, and managing across cultures
o Theorizing organisational (physical and social) structure
o Theorizing power, control and conflict (including the feminist perspective)
o Theorizing Identity and organisational behaviour
• Applications in practice:
o Organisational Design, Sustainable Organisational Design
o Organisational learning, tacit knowledge and knowledge management
o Organisational change, change management, and sustainable development
o Aesthetics and organisations, performance, narrative, theatre and organisation
o Managing culture, people and behaviour in organisations, and managing across cultures

Upon completion of the module you will gain an in-depth understanding of:

o The major perspectives on Organisation Theory
o ‘Critical’ organisation theory and management practices
o The recent trends in organising practices
o Theory and practices involved in working in multi-cultural organisations with an awareness of ethical considerations.
o How to form your own construction of knowledge on organisations, managing people and their behaviour

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KV6005 -

Cybercrime and Society (20 Credits)

This module will focus on cybercrime within society and will explore different types of cybercrime, victims, offenders, and legal, societal, and policing approaches to tackling this form of criminality. You will explore different forms of cybercrime to understand how they affect society generally, as well as develop an understanding and appreciation for how cybercrime can disproportionally affect certain societal groups. You will explore cybercrime offenders to better understand the drivers towards this form of criminality. You will obtain insights into proactive and reactive cybercrime policing approaches and explore some of the societal challenges that different policing approaches can cause (e.g., privacy, security, and freedom of speech).

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Police Investigations: 11
Digital Policing 1,2,3, 4 and 5

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LW6012 -

Family Law (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the range of laws, case law and practice developed in England and Wales to deal with matters arising from the breakdown of family relationships, including divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, financial relief remedies, child maintenance, children, domestic abuse and cohabitees.
These areas will involve a range of activities including : reading, interpreting and applying statute and case law to practical scenarios, drafting court documents and developing writing skills in essay style questions.

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LW6014 -

Introduction to Comparative and International Criminal Law (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop critical understanding of substantive criminal law of the major legal systems of the world. You will learn different methods and techniques of comparative law and its significance to the development of domestic criminal law as well as to the work of the International Criminal Tribunals, namely, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The module will take a critical look at the elements of crimes, individual criminal responsibility, and modes of participation from comparative and international criminal law perspectives.

This module covers the following topics:

• Introduction to Comparative Criminal Law;
• Comparative Analysis of Mens Rea Standards in Common Legal Systems, Romano/Germanic Legal Systems, Islamic Legal Traditions and International Criminal Law
• Comparative Analysis of Different Modes of Participation in Criminal Offences with Particular Focus on Joint Criminal Enterprise in Common Law Systems and Co-Perpetration & the Control Over the Crime Theory in German Criminal Law and their Application by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
• Elements of International Crimes, i.e. Genocide and Crimes against Humanity
• General Principles of Law in the Jurisprudence of the ICTY, ICTR and ICC: Examining the Relevant Case Law of these Tribunals and the Techniques adopted by International Judges in their Search of General Principles of Law Derived from National Legal Systems of the World

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LW6025 -

Sports Law (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the theory, law and practice of sports law in England and Wales (including EU law and the World Anti-Doping Code). The module builds on knowledge gathered in the compulsory subjects of Contract, EU law, Criminal Law and Tort but also introduces students to other legal disciplines such as Employment Law. You will study the role of consent as a defence to what would otherwise be criminal liability for injuries incurred in the context of contact sports (such as football, ice hockey and rugby) and combat sports. You will study the causes and implications of the major 20th century sports stadium disasters including Valley Parade and Hillsborough. You will learn about the law applicable to football hooligans and consider the compatibility of some of these measures with the Human Rights Act. You will study the civil liability of (i) sports participants to each other and (ii) match officials, sports club owners, event organisers and governing bodies to sports participants, spectators and people living in close proximity to sports venues, which will engage your knowledge of negligence, nuisance and occupiers’ liability. You will examine the impact of EU Law on sport (in particular the right of free movement of workers in football and challenges to nationality quotas), the role of the Equality Act 2010 in tackling discrimination in sport, and the legal implications of doping in sport. Although the module has a UK focus it has a global scope and reference will be made to important developments overseas.

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LW6049 -

Advanced Criminal Procedure (20 Credits)

This module will look in depth at different types of policing including roads policing, the policing of major incidents and complex investigations. It will include:

MAJOR INCIDENTS: Explain the role and responsibilities of the police at a major incident including the differences between a critical incident and a major incident and who can declare a major incident and the command structure. It will analyse the role of the police within a joint emergency services operation including examining the effectiveness of joint interoperability between the emergency services, JESIP principles and the role of police at an incident.

ROADS POLICING: Explain how to apply a problem-solving process to investigate small-scale incidents and collisions on the roads. Understand the more prevalent criminal activity facilitated by the road network. Methods of gathering intelligence and information including stopping a vehicle, and follow up actions. Reviewing prevention and disruption options available, to target criminal activity on the road network: understand the impact of organised crime activity and how criminal activity on the road can be targeted. Review the evidence base associated with serious road policing offences, and strategies associated with reducing the number of collisions.

COMPLEX INVESTIGATIONS: Review the roles and processes associated with conducting complex investigations including relevant legislation and community considerations. Understanding the role of internal specialists and additional investigative processes that may be required e.g. inquest and coroners. Explain additional professional considerations to be taken into account in relation to specific complex investigations and specific legislation applicable.

CoP pre-join curriculum learning outcomes:
Policing the Roads: 6, 7, 8, 9
Police Investigations:8, 9, 10
Response Policing: 6, 7, 10

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