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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM031: Evidence-Based Policing

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with introductory knowledge of evidence-based policing. It aims to teach you how to use police data to create research projects and answer relevant questions for the police. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of evidence-based policing;
2. Critically assess the application of research in practice;
3. Show a comprehensive ability to apply research methods and data analysis skills to answer research questions;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Independently conduct analysis of quantitative data;
5. Demonstrate a critical and in-depth understanding of policing research and the implications for relevant policy;
6. Critically and systematically assess strengths and weaknesses of quantitative research designs in social sciences;
Personal and Key Skills7. Present an argument orally in a clear, organized and effective manner;
8. Effectively communicate results of research in written form to the deadline;
9. Work in a group within a limited time frame to complete a specified task.