Policing (Critical Incidents) - 2017/18

Bachelor's degree

In Canterbury

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Fact file UCAS code L315 Policing (Critical Incidents) Length 3 years full-time Starts September 2017 Entry requirements 112 UCAS Tariff points

More entry requirement details. Location Canterbury School Law, Criminal Justice and Computing



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Canterbury (Kent)
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North Holmes Road, CT1 1QU

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BSc (Hons) Policing (Critical Incidents) is one of nine named policing awards that form part of the Policing Suite of programmes. The aims of the BSc (Hons) Policing (Critical Incidents) are to provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of: critical incident management and their links to links to good practice in policing; difficulties encountered for individuals in decision making in critical incident management; critical incidents in different contexts, e.g., murder investigations, safeguarding children, arson and so on; the processes of social categorisation, decision making and situational awareness, personal identity and collective police identity in society, the role of the media. To provide practical experience, students are encouraged to become volunteers within the criminal justice system as part of their studies. For example, opportunities include volunteering in local police organisations as special constables, victim support and the rehabilitation of offenders within the community. Your studies in year one will provide a broad and general introduction to the police and policing. Crucially, these modules will also introduce you to key themes and ideas to be explored in all the named awards that follow at years two and three. After completion of your first year which is common to all Policing Suite students, you will maintain some ‘Core Police/Policing’ input. However, in your second and third years you will focus upon modules relating to BSc (Hons) Policing (Critical Incidents). This will normally mean that you can take two or three designated modules to study in years two and three. Flexibility is a key aspect of the Policing Suite. You will have the ability to move to a different named award at various key ‘review points’ throughout your studies. Possible directions through the Policing Suite: Having registered on BSc (Hons) Policing (Critical Incidents) in the Policing Suite and completed the common first year, you will have the opportunity to: Continue on BSc (Hons) Policing (Critical Incidents) for the next two years until the end of your studies; OR Choose a different named award before starting year two and continue on your new choice until the end of your studies; OR Within the bounds of what modules you have successfully completed in year two, choose a different named award before starting year three, and continue on the new choice until the end of your studies. The University is experienced in developing partnerships and bespoke policing degrees with international police educators. Policing continues to grow as an important, attractive, relevant and vibrant domain for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level in British universities. As evidence of this, we have been involved in the provision of policing degree programmes for over twenty years. “The School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University is a truly outstanding academic institution that combines a theoretical examination of the policing environment with practical experience to provide students with a unique insight into this ever-changing field.” William Dorrington

Policing (Critical Incidents) - 2017/18

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