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Policing and Society


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Assessment: a 2500-word essay (100%)

Module description

This module aims to provide a critical introduction to the complex interface between policing and society in contemporary Britain. It will identify key issues and major debates surrounding contemporary policing policy and practice in Britain. Offering a general overview of the history, organisational structure, cultural norms and legal-institutional framework of modern policing in Britain, the course aims to enable you to grapple with various social, legal and political dimensions of policing work.

Learning objectives

Integrating a range of subject-specific and transferable skills, the course aims to provide you with a solid methodological and theoretical basis from which to pursue your own independent learning in the specific field of policing studies, as well as within the criminology and criminal justice field more broadly.