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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3111: Evidence-Based Policing

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with introductory knowledge of the evidence-based policing movement. 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 a clear and detailed understanding of evidence-based policing;
2. Critically assess the application of research in practice;
3. Demonstrate a knowledgeable capability to apply research methods and data analysis skills to answer research questions;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Conduct analysis of quantitative data;
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of policing research and the implications for relevant policy;
6. Critically 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.