2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
20 creditsClass Size: 128
Module manager: Kisby Dickinson
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module provides a critical introduction to policing in England and Wales. The module is organised in three parts. Part one considers policing in historical and comparative perspectives. It covers the role and functions of policing and the formal establishment of the policing systems in the nineteenth century. The second part considers the contemporary landscape of policing. It covers who is involved in the arrangement and delivery of modern policing, the powers and discretion available to the police, the cultures of policing and methods by which policing is governed and made accountable to the law and society at large. Part three explores the policing of different types of crime and considers the policy implications of different policing approaches. Throughout, the module engages with wider social, political, cultural and economic developments that influence policing. This module will enable you to develop your written skills with reference to policing issues.
At the end of this module, you should be able to:
1. Describe and discuss aspects of policing in England and Wales;
2. Recognise wider social, political, cultural and economic developments that influence policing;
3. Utilise policing research and scholarship to develop effective written arguments.
Part 1 - Policing in historical and comparative perspective
Part 2 - The contemporary policing landscape
Part 3 - Policing in practice
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||176.50|
|Total Contact hours||23.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyThe online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 20 x 15 minute tasks overall.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents will have the opportunity to complete a formative assessment in the form of an essay plan and one draft annotation.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||1,000 word annotated bibliography||30.00|
|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: 21/09/2022
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