PCDA Evidence based policing and research
PCDA Evidence based policing and research 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
This module examines different aspects of evidence based policing research. Classes will introduce various elements of the research process including the setting of research objectives and methodology. Students will reflect on current issues and the benefit of evidence based policing. Students will also examine the challenges faced in response policing and in specialist areas of policing through group discussion and specialist attachments. Learning in this module is supplemented with a range of online educational resources and workplace learning.
Session Workshop 1 Evidence-Based Policing: Examining the role of evidence based policing 2 Evidence-Based Policing: Systematically reviewing and critically evaluating evidence 3 Research Methods and Skills: Design and methodology
4 Research Methods and Skills: Analysis and review
5 Response Policing: Theories on human behaviour in the context of response 6 Response Policing: Roles, responsibilities and best practice when attending incidents 7 Reviewing attachment experiences & module content 8 Reviewing attachment experiences & module content
Attachments During Year 2, both PCDA students will undertake a period of professional attachment to each of the key areas, these being: Criminal Investigation Department, Intelligence, Roads Policing, and Community Policing. Within North Wales Police Response Policing will not be considered as an attachment as this is the core role student police officers will undertake on a daily basis. Evidence for this area will be captured during the Operational Competency Portfolio (OCP).
PCDA students will complete 2 days in each of the above four areas in the company of a tutor or experienced police officer/ member of staff. This attachment would allow the officers sufficient opportunity to achieve the learning/experience benefits expected in that that particular role. To guide the learners during the attachment phases an attachment workbook has been developed to mirror the learning outcomes to ensure a comprehensive structure is in place.
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.
-threshold -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
-good -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
-excellent -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
- Be able to apply particular methods or a selection of methods appropriately with regard to evidence based policing - Learning outcome 3
- Critically review key issues relating to the complexity and challenges of operational policing - Learning outcome 5
- Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of research methods - Learning outcome 1
- Examine relevant theories and case examples in relation to response policing - Learning outcome 6
- Know how to systematically review and critically evaluate available evidence - Learning outcome 4
- Show a critical understanding of the range of research methods available for evidence based policing - Learning outcome 2