Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3101: Police and Policing
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
This module offers an opportunity for you to engage with the key issues, concepts and contemporary debates around the police and policing – a far-reaching and highly controversial area of study. The module also aims to provide you with an insight into the methods commonly used to research this topic, and their strengths, weaknesses and ethical implications. The focus is predominantly on English and Welsh policing, and you will benefit from an enhanced understanding of the institutional arrangements, policies and practices used in the jurisdiction. However material will also be drawn from a range of countries, to allow you to put policing practices into an international context.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate a clear and detailed understanding of key concepts in sociological debates around policing;|
2. analyze practical issues and contemporary debates of relevance to policing in England and Wales.
3. evaluate the literature used in police and policing and their implications.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. demonstrate a critical understanding of key sociological concepts in policing - and a capacity apply them to specific topics and questions;|
5. appraise literatures used in the social sciences;
6. use relevant literature to analyse contemporary issues and debates.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. present a clear, evidence-based argument both verbally and in writing;|
8. conduct guided independent study in order to research a specific topic / question;
9. work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.