CR4006 - Evidence Based Policing

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What will I learn on this module?

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

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

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a series of different delivery styles which will include traditional taught lectures to cover theoretical aspects, supplemented with

seminar and workshop sessions, where you will be a more active learning, applying the theory into practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through active participation and discussion during seminars and workshops. These offer a unique opportunity to fully understand

evidence based policing and problem solving approaches used to better inform police practice, and to develop your criminological study and research

skills. All lecture, seminar and workshop material will be available on the University’s eLearning Portal, supplemented with guidance on further reading

relevant to the subjects. Written assessment feedback will also be provided to allow you to understand how you performed and how you can build on this

performance in subsequent assessments within your programme.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding: 1. You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts relating to evidence based policing and problem solving techniques, and how these methods have been used to inform areas of police practice. Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities: 2. You will demonstrate the ability to undertake a critical and analytical approach to interpreting research findings and understand how they can be used to inform and improve. contemporary issues in police practice. 3. You will demonstrate knowledge of criminological study skills and research methods, particularly in the context of evidence based police practice. Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA): 4. You will understand the importance of ethically sound approaches to evidence based policing and to the application of research findings into police practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment To prepare for summative assessment 1 in week four you will present a draft plan of the critical review in bullet point formation on one side of A4. You will receive oral feedback in the form of a discussion with your tutor in one of the seminar classes. To prepare for summative assessment 2 in week 9 you will present a draft plan of the literature review in bullet point formation on one side of A4. You will receive oral feedback in the form of a discussion with your tutor in one of the seminar classes. Summative Assessment 1 – coursework 2000-word critical review of an existing evidence based policing research project (K&U 1; IPS 3; PVA 4) Summative Assessment 2 – coursework 2000-word literature review of existing research evidence on a policing topic selected from a list of contemporary issues in policing (K&U 1; IPS 2; PVA 4)

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module focuses upon evidence based policing (EBP) and student learning is contextualised within an EBP framework. This allows you

to understand and explore the concept of EBP, understand how EBP has been used to inform police practice, and appreciate how policing

benefits from using best available evidence to inform policies and operational practice. You will gain insight into police orientated problem

solving, related techniques and problem solving toolkits.


Embedded within the module are mechanisms allowing you to develop the relevant study and research skills that will help you become

effective in criminological writing and research. The key techniques you will learn include writing skills, producing essays, how to reference,

and how to use a range of source material to inform academic work. Focus will also be on the development of critical and analytical

approaches to reviewing literature, encouraging reflective practice, analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research.

What will I learn on this module?

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

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

Course info

UCAS Code LL44

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Social Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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