Police Accountability and the Code of Ethics
Police Accountability and the Code of Ethics 2022-23
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Indicative Content -Core principles of ethics, equality , diversity and human rights in professional policing -Key legislation, theories and concepts surrounding ethics. Professional standards expected as a Police Officer and Governance. Corruption risks in a professional role when dealing with vulnerable people. Role of discretion and decision making.
-good -Knowledge of key areas/principles. No original interpretation. Only major links between topics are described. Limited problem solvingUnderstands the main elements of the subject area. Limited evidence of background study. Has several factual/computational errors.Answer focused on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure. Arguments presented but lack coherence.Some claims are supported with evidence from valid sources. Some sources are cited/referenced to Harvard standards.Some weaknesses in presentation and accuracy.
-excellent -Comprehensive knowledge. Original interpretation. New links between topics are developed. New approach to a problem.Detailed understanding of the subject area. Extensive background study. No factual/ computational errors.Highly focused answer and well structured. Logically presented and defended arguments.All claims are supported and evidenced from valid sources. Sources are cited and referenced to Harvard standardsExcellent presentation with very accurate communication
-another level-Knowledge of key areas/principles only. No original interpretation. Only major links between topics are described. Limited problem solvingWeaknesses in understanding of the subject area. Limited evidence of background study. Several factual/computational errorsAnswer only poorly focused on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure. Arguments presented but lack coherenceMost claims are unsupported or supported only by evidence from invalid sources. Little content is cited and referenced to Harvard standardsMany weaknesses in presentation and accuracy
- 1. Understand that policing in England and Wales is based on core principles of equality,
diversity and human rights
- 2. Understand the legal framework for policing in England and Wales
- 3. Examine systems of accountability and their history, including cases of police misconduct
and miscarriages of justice
- 4. Examine the origin and implementation of the Code of Ethics
- 5. Examine discretion and fair and effective decision-making in operational policing
The Code of Ethics, Equality and Human Rights legislation impacts upon everyday decision making within Operational policing. Discuss.