Policing the Roads
Policing the Roads 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Indicative Content -Purpose and role of the police in policing the roads -Key legislation, concepts, policies and strategies on policing the roads -Other crimes linked to the roads – smuggling, organised crime, transport of weapons, drugs, and people -Motivations for dangerous driving – drinks and drugs, speeding – and prevention strategies -Investigation of traffic offences and accidents
-threshold -D- to D+Assessment is based on the degree of engagement with academic literature and student's ability to summarise and critically analyse theory.For a threshold grade, engagement with the academic literature is weak; the student's ability to summarise theory will be mainly descriptive; and there will be little critical analysis and understanding of how theory relates to policing practice.
-good -C- to B+Assessment is based on the degree of engagement with academic literature and student's ability to summarise and critically analyse theory.For a good and very good grade, there will be good engagement with the academic literature, reflected in the use of a wide range of academic sources; the discussion of the academic theory will go beyond mere description and there will be a critical analysis of theory and how it is applied to policing practice.
-excellent -A- to A+Assessment is based on the degree of engagement with academic literature and student's ability to summarise and critically analyse theory.For an excellent grade, there will be extensive engagement with the relevant academic literature; a sophisticated presentation of academic theory and a well developed critical analysis of theory. Students will show an excellent grasp of how theory relates to practice.
- Examine core policing functions and strategies relating to policing the roads
- Examine legislation, police powers and the most common offences associated with policing the roads
- Examine the investigation of traffic collisions and implications arising from them
- Examine the motivations for dangerous driving and how prevention programmes are designed
- Understand criminal activity linked to the roads network and suitable disruption techniques