PCDA Policing the Roads (Intermediate)
Run by School of History, Law and Social Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Overall aims and purpose
In this module students will be introduced to the key issues and procedures in roads policing.
The module provides a comprehensive overview of the most prevalent forms of offending facilitated through the road network and an examination of organised criminal activity encountered in roads policing.
Students will be informed about the relevant powers and procedures relating to policing the roads on a national, regional and local level and specifically with regard to the operation of commercial vehicles. Strategies for prevention and disruption of criminal activity will be examined. The module also reviews the process of police pursuit providing insight into students roles and responsibilities.
Rhestr Darlithoedd / Class List :
Session Workshop 1 Policing the roads on a national, regional and local level
2 Criminal activity on the roads and procedure for pursuits
In addition to the classes provided distance learning based material (this will include Panopto recordings, video resources and web based learning resources) will be provided via blackboard to supplement students learning. Students will be expected to access these resources following workshops in order to assist in the completion of assessment tasks and further explore key learning outcomes.
Acceptable work = Grades D+ to D-
Very little critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedure
Limited use of relevant texts and academic literature (texts suggested in class)
Heavy reliance on real world examples and experiences to illustrate theory in practice
Limited but accurate use of citation and quotation
Excellent work = Grades A* to A-
Significant critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedure
Use of relevant texts and academic literature (including the texts suggested in class + other students have found through independent study)
Where relevant use of real world examples and experiences to illustrate theory in practice
Accurate use of citation and quotation
Good work = Grades B+ to C-
Some critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedure
Use of relevant texts and academic literature (texts suggested in class)
General use of real world examples and experiences to illustrate theory in practice
Accurate use of citation and quotation
Critically review available prevention and disruption options available, to target criminal activity on the road network - Learning outcome 4
Examine core policing functions and strategies relating to policing the roads - Learning outcome 1
Examine legislation, police powers and the most common offences associated with policing the roads - Learning outcome 2
Understand police powers in relation to commercial vehicle enforcement - Learning outcome 3 ,
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students will attend 2 half day workshops and review online learning resources
Development of the OCP and work as a Police Constable are a key part of the module.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/hpo-2015.html
Lumsden, Karen (2012), Policing the roads: traffic cops, ‘Boy Racers' and anti-social behaviour, Policing and Society, 01 January 2012, p.1-18
Corbett, Claire ; Grayson, Graham, (2010), Speed Limit Enforcement as Perceived by Offenders: Implications for Roads Policing, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Vol. 4(4), pp.364-372
Corbett, Claire, (2008), Roads Policing: Current Context and Imminent Dangers, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Vol. 2(1), pp.131-142
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- L438: BSc Professional Policing Practice (Degree Apprenticeship) year 2 (BSC/PPP)