Not available in 2019/20
SP172 Half Unit
Policing and Security
This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Prof Tim Newburn OLD.2.40a
This course is available on the BSc in Criminology, BSc in International Social and Public Policy and BSc in International Social and Public Policy with Politics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
This course will introduce students to the flourishing sub-discipline of ‘police studies’, enabling students to understand the development and functioning of police organisations as well as providing them with an understanding of some of the key issues and debates affecting contemporary policing. Putative outline:
1. Understanding policing and security
2. The role of the police
3. Police cultures
4. Police accountability
5. Police legitimacy
6. Police conduct and misconduct
7. Police, race and ethnicity
8. Police, gender and inequality
9. Police and the media
10. Public policing and private security
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour of classes in the ST.
Students will be expected to produce 1 exercise in the LT.
Jones, T., Newburn, T. and Reiner, R. (2017) ‘Policing and the Police’ in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra, L. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology 6th Ed., Oxford University Press
Newburn, T. (2008) (ed) Handbook of Policing, 2nd ed, Cullompton: Willan
Newburn, T. (2005) (ed) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willan
Reiner, R. (1981) Keystone to Kojak: The Hollywood cop, in P. Davies and B. Neve (eds) Politics, Society and Cinema in America, Manchester: Manchester University Press
Reiner, R. (2010) The Politics of the Police, 4th ed, Oxford: OUP
Project (80%, 2500 words) and presentation (20%) in the LT.
Department: Social Policy
Total students 2018/19: Unavailable
Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable
Capped 2018/19: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Application of information skills