Policing, Security & The State
Policing, Security & The State 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 2
• Introduction: The nature and functions of policing
• Historical developments of modern policing in England and Wales
• Police Occupational Sub-Cultures
• Police Governance and Accountability
• Covert and Undercover Policing
• Commodification of policing
• Transnational and cross border policing
• Policing different communities
• Structures of security – surveillance and architecture
• The Future of Policing?
-threshold -BE ABLE TO: To describe the contemporary debates on policing and explain some of the main theoretical perspectives on policing and appreciate the significance of this to the processes of criminal justice.
-good -BE ABLE TO:Examine and evaluate theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues, examine contemporary policing with relation to ‘race,’ gender, crime and law; read and evaluate a range of appropriate literature and material, and incorporate personal insights and observations.
-excellent -BE ABLE TO:Critically analyze key theoretical and conceptual issues, and make connections between criminology and other disciplines, for e.g. history and law to the study of policing and society, as well as present material in a way that serves to support the arguments being advanced and to bring different/original modes of thought to this module.
- Ability to appreciate the fragmented, global context of contemporary policing
- Ability to assess complex policing issues from a variety of viewpoints
- Ability to critically evaluate developments in governance, risk and globalisation and their relations to modern policing and the delivery of security and the major developments and debates surrounding modern policing
- Ability to discuss contexts in which policing takes place and the debates around topics such as the existence and influence of police cultures on routine policing and the complex nature of police accountability
- Ability to explore a range of historical, political and contemporary issues relating to policing and policing policy
- Ability to identify and critically evaluate theoretical perspectives on policing.
- Ability to research a topic on policing and present findings in a critical manner.