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Policing and Investigation BSc (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Policing and Investigation? The growth in policing and investigation as an area of criminal justice work is now broader than just the police service. This course could give you the skills and knowledge you need for a future career working in organisations who engage with and in policing and investigatory activities, including but not limited to international police services, Local Councils, private and voluntary sector organisations. This course is not accredited through the College of Policing. This is an academic course exploring issues relating to the nature and conduct of policing and investigating crime, and is not a ‘pre-join degree’ programme. If you're interested in one of the entry routes into policing, please visit the College of Policing website - (https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Learning/Policing-Education-Qualifications-Framework/Entry-routes-for-police-constables/Pages/Entry-routes-for-police-constables.aspx) This course will enable you to: * Critically study the range of formal and informal responses to the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal and anti-social behaviours. * Explore the different ways of understanding the work of the police and other policing and investigative agencies nationally, cross-nationally and internationally, as well as comparatively with other models of policing. * Consider the nature and function of policing, crime prevention and investigative work within the context of social control and order, and the relationship of such work to the state and to the general public. * Understand theories of criminal behaviour, strategies and theories of policing, preventing and investigating crime, accountability and legitimacy, evidence-based research and crime data analysis that can inform policing and the conduct of investigations. * Investigate key areas of particular challenge such as risk, security and terrorism, serious crime, international and borderless crime. How will you learn? You’ll be taught by tutors who have a wide range of research specialisms and knowledge of the issues involved in policing and investigation today. They’ll give you an insight into key contemporary debates and concerns, as well as what it’s like working in policing and investigation sectors. You’ll benefit from guest lecturers and tutors who have worked in positions such as police officers, crime analysts, crime scene investigators, fraud investigators, as well as in the office of the police crime commissioner, Local Authority and many more. They’ll use their expertise to give you practical examples of the work you could end up doing. In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work placement. Previous criminology students have worked with the police, youth offending teams, in prisons, restorative justice organisations, CCTV units as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community. You could also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HUDDERSFIELD, KIRKLEES, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

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