2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LAW5113M Rethinking Policing 1
15 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr Anna Barker
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesLAW5110M Policing 1: The Nature of Contemporary Policing LAW5215M Policing 2: Accountability of Policing
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module introduces students to high quality, innovative research on some of the most important and pressing areas of policing today. A core focus of the module will be to utilise policing knowledge and the findings of academic research to rethink policing practices, policies, approaches and problems. Drawing on cutting edge research from a range of disciplinary perspectives and a plurality of methods, the module will develop an awareness of how contemporary practices of policing in the twenty-first century might be re-shaped, re-configured and re-thought. The content of this module will vary each year to capture new and emerging fields of research enquiry and priority policing areas.
Objectives- To develop an understanding of the prominence of research-informed, evidence-based policing;
- To engage critically with cutting edge research on policing undertaken from various disciplinary perspectives and using a plurality of methods;
- To develop an informed position on how aspects of contemporary policing can be re-shaped, re-configured and re-thought through engagement with the findings of academic research.
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Develop a critical understanding of the relationships between policing knowledge, research and policy and practice developments in policing;
- Critically explore how policing may be re-shaped and re-configured differently using the best available research evidence;
- Develop analytical and critical thinking skills with reference to policing.
The module encourages students to ‘rethink policing’ through a critical understanding of research findings on some of the most important contemporary areas of policing. The syllabus will explore research into the policing of different types of spaces (e.g. cyberspace, urban public spaces, domestic spaces etc.), forms of crime (e.g. cybercrime, terrorism, anti-social behaviour etc.), approaches to policing (e.g. restorative policing, situational policing, reassurance policing, predictive policing etc.), and policing with and by and plurality of actors and institutions, public and private as well as civil society. The above are indicative; there will be some flexibility in the syllabus year-on-year as research projects on policing evolve and new research findings and ideas emerge.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||138.00|
|Private study hours||0.00|
|Total Contact hours||12.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyYou are expected to do a significant amount of guided, private study in preparation for each of the seminars. Seminar preparation sheets with identified reading material will be available via the Minerva at least the week prior to the relevant seminar. You are required to read widely around the topics under discussion.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 4,000-word essay||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 05/08/2019
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