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Policing & Investigation

Introduction to Policing and Investigation

 

Course overview

You explore the development of policing, crime and investigation. The rise in popularity of crime fiction and TV dramas and fly-on-the-wall documentaries demonstrates an ever-growing interest in policing, crime and investigation.

You look at the development of the modern police service, and the growth of investigative roles, both policing-related and private, to assist in the appreciation of the realities of policing and investigation. You explore the use of a range of both historical and more recent cases to explain the impact of lessons learned upon today’s policing and investigation methods.

You also explore the significance of the casual witness and their observational skills.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- the development of the modern police service
- the development of investigative roles (both policing and private)
- observational skills and the role of the witness
- introduction to the PEQF entry routes and relevant professional qualifications
- The Police Code of Ethics and academic misconduct
- how behaviour impacts on outcomes of cases
- valuing difference
- exploring lessons learned from previous cases.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a short written 500 word exercise (50%), and a 20 question mid-course questionnaire, based on course content (50%).

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Monday 5 July, Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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