POLICING AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Level 6 Assessment
2,250 words to be submitted to Turnitin.
ESSAY QUESTION
“We need everyone government, local authorities, police, schools, all of us to enforce our values right across the spectrum.” (The Prime Minister on tackling extremism – 20th July 2015)
With particular reference to extremism, critically assess who is responsible for enforcing social control in our contemporary society.

This essay assesses the following Learning Outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
Explain key concepts in policing and social control
Analyse the role of the police and other agencies of social control in contemporary society

Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
Search for and retrieve information from a variety of sources.
Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
Submit electronically through Turnitin via the Assessment section for this module on

TOPIC COVERED

Surveillance and social control

The police role

Policing and racism

Policing young and people

Neighbourhood policing

Policing and mental health

Anti-social behaviour policy

Social control in health and social care

Social control in prisons

Bayley, D. (1994) Police for the Future. London: Oxford University Press, pp.15-35: Chapter 2: What do the police do?
(this book is available as an e-book via SOLAR, this chapter is also available in hardcopy in: Newburn, T. (2004) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willan, pp.141-149)

2. O'Neill, M (2011) Policing myths, Criminal Justice Matters, 83(1), pp. 32-33

Independent Advisory Panel Report into Deaths in Custody
http://iapdeathsincustody.independent.gov.uk/

Cantle Report
http://resources.cohesioninstitute.org.uk/Publications/Documents/Document/Default.aspx?recordId=96
Report of The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/277111/4262.pdf

This Module Aims:
To introduce contemporary issues, themes and debates in policing and social control
To assess the implications of policing activities on various populations
To apply theory and empirical research to an analysis of policy and/or practice

Intended learning outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding
On successful completion YOU will be able to:
Explain key concepts in policing and social control
Assess the impact of policing/social control policies and practice
Analyse the role of the police and other agencies of social control in contemporary society
Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
On completion the student will have had the opportunity to:
Search for and retrieve information from a variety of sources.
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Work collaboratively in mixed and new groups to address problem-based questions
2,250 words

This ESSAY Will assess the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge and Understanding
Explain key concepts in policing and social control
Assess the impact of policing/social control policies and practice

Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes
Search for and retrieve information from a variety of sources.
Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
Likely to look at the relationship between policing and diversity
Will require you to study topics across the curriculum

Remember that an essay is a debate dont just describe
Remember to contextualise an essay (it ensures originality) current affairs, research, academic theory, policy
Do plenty of research
Spend time deconstructing the question pull it apart.
Be confident. Youre an expert.
proof-read

Police and social control questions addressed in each session:
What does good and effective policing and social control look like?
What are the aims of policing?
What are the aims of state agencies? Are their subtexts?
-Police
Prisons
Health and social care
Anti-social behaviour
How do we measure effectiveness of these aims?