PCDA Core issues in Policing
PCDA Core Issues in Policing 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Indicative Course Content: -Introduction to research methodology and evidence based policing -Understanding of the core principles of ethics, equality, diversity and human rights in professional policing -Introduction to concepts of victimisation, vulnerability and harm -Understand the law, policy and guidance relating to the treatment of victims and witnesses -Introduction to the main theories in relation to community policing and community engagement -Introduction to counter terrorism policing and challenges
-threshold -Acceptable work = Grades D+ to D-Very little critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedureLimited use of relevant texts and academic literature (texts suggested in class)Heavy reliance on real world examples and experiences to illustrate theory in practiceLimited but accurate use of citation and quotation
-good -Good work = Grades B+ to C-Some critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedureUse of relevant texts and academic literature (texts suggested in class)General use of real world examples and experiences to illustrate theory in practiceAccurate use of citation and quotation
-excellent -Excellent work = Grades A* to A-Significant critical analysis of relevant academic literature, legislation and police procedureUse 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 practiceAccurate use of citation and quotation
- Critically review the definitions of vulnerability and risk in the context of operational policing.
- Critically review various aspects of the treatment and management of victims and witnesses in the context of the police constable role.
- Develop skills in the use of resources and primary/secondary literary sources relevant to the degree programme
- Evaluate the potential professional applications of an evidence-based policing approach.
- Examine the function of community policing, and key issues relevant to community policing.
- Explain the professional concept of evidence-based policing
- Understand fundamental skills of academic study and learning.
- Understand how to apply core principles of ethics, equality, diversity and human rights in professional policing
- Understand how to identify various risk factors and apply appropriate support strategies and processes
- Understand key concepts, legislation, principles and practices in relation to counter terrorism policing.
- Understand the purpose and value of community engagement.
Achieving independent patrol status. North Wales Police students by the end of year 1 must complete the first part of their occupational competency portfolio (OCP) and achieve independent patrol status (IPS). This is a requirement from the College of Policing and students cannot gateway into year 2 of their degree without achieving this. Students work on achieving IPS during Weeks 27-42 during their tutor phase of year 1. This process is documented via the OCP.
Victim Risk Assessment Report 1,500 word report to be submitted in week 36 of year 1.