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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3111: Evidence-Based Policing

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Katharine Boyd (Convenor)


SSI1005 (Introduction to Social Data), SSI1006 (Data Analysis in Social Science 1), SSI2005 (Data Analysis in Social Science 2)



Available via distance learning


Evidence-Based Policing is the use of research evidence to inform practice in law enforcement. This module will introduce you to the purpose and history of the evidence-based practice movement, and the developments in policing research. In this module you will discuss data collected by the police and you will be given police data and work in groups to develop research questions and carry out the projects to help inform police practice.

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