Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3101: Police and Policing
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Mrs Abi Dymond (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to some of the key sociological and inter-disciplinary concepts, critical issues and perennial debates in the study of the police, with a particular focus on policing in England and Wales. We will use a mixture of contemporary case studies, topical issues and insights from a range of disciplines, including sociology, law and criminology, to examine key concepts, including the role of the police, police discretion, the use of force, police accountability and plural policing. Whilst the focus is predominantly on England and Wales, literature and case studies will be drawn from a range of countries, to allow students to put policing practices into an international context.