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Policing 

UNDERGRADUATE SUBJECT AREA

Why Study Policing?

This course will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops and seeks to provide students with a thorough grounding in a range of key issues and themes required to work as a police officer, including: 

  • The context of contemporary policing, police culture, models of policing (including community policing and evidence-based policing)
  • The development, role, organisation and governance of efforts to reduce and prevent crime and harm, and to ensure personal and public safety and security in different locations
  • Crime prevention measures and their effectiveness
  • Trends in crime and victimisation; different forms of crime and their social organisation (including organized crime; e-crime, and terrorism)
  • Different theoretical approaches to the study, analysis and explanation of crime, deviance and victimisation.

Career Opportunities in Policing

The BSc in Professional Policing is a professional academic knowledge-based degree based on the national curriculum for the police constable role. It is of interest to those planning a career in policing (police constable or other police functions, those with an interest in law enforcement as well as wider criminal justice. The BSc in Professional Policing has a currency of 5 years following graduation, for recruitment in to policing.

Please note: Completion of this degree does not guarantee the opportunity for recruitment into the police service. Recruitment process, selection policy, and entry requirements vary from force to force. Those planning a career in the police are advised to check eligibility criteria as set out by individual police services.

Our Research in Policing

The exciting and significant research carried out by our academic staff in the field of Crime, Criminal Justice and Society plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution.

Our Researchers are interested in the effects of crime as well as criminal justice on society. This includes internationally recognised research conducted in the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences exploring representations of crime in news and entertainment media, policy development on the appropriate responses to crime, changes in criminal justice arrangements in times of austerity, as well as broader theoretical questions of governance through crime and justice.

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