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Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Postgraduate Diploma)

University College London

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

This programme aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of scientific method and how these can be used to deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. Particular emphasis is placed on situational crime prevention theory and techniques. What and how will I learn? The programme focuses on the application of science to understand crime problems and develop strategies for crime prevention, analysing a range of issues including drug-related crime, violent crime, domestic violence, burglary and car crime. Implementation issues are examined, including ethical, policy and political issues, and the role of the media. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of eight core courses, each worth 15 credits. Core modules Thinking Scientifically Research Methods for Crime Scientists Understanding Crime Presenting Evidence Synthesising Evidence Situational Crime Prevention: Theory Situational Crime Prevention: Practice Applied Research Methods II: Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis for Crime Science Options All modules are compulsory. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practicals. Seminars will also allow students to work together in teams to problem solve and critically evaluate various methods of preventing and detecting crime. Assessment is through unseen written examination, coursework, presentations and practical assignments. Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.uksilvascspg-taughtdip-crime-prev Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Jill Dando Institute was established in 2001 as the first in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. Crime Science is supported by the police, forensic psychologists, applied criminologists, economists, architects, statisticians and geographers, and has been strongly endorsed by the government. This multi-disciplinary subject draws on expertise in psychology, statistics, mathematics, architecture, forensic sciences, design, geography and computing. Our students come from varied backgrounds many are practitioners and are encouraged to contribute their experience in and out of the classroom. Your Career Many graduates of the Diploma work in the field of crime prevention and detection for public sector employers such as the Home Office, Police (UK and overseas) and Ministry Of Defence (MOD), or private sector companies with a crime prevention and community safety focus. First destinations of recent graduates include: Tandridge District Council: Geographic Information Systems Administrator Westminster City Council: Assistant Operations Manager Neighbourhood Crime Reduction Team: Assistant Operations Manager London Borough of Harrow: Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator Entry requirements Normally a minimum of a lower second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines include science subjects, for example engineering or computer science or social science subjects, for example, psychology, criminology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer five or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or as a crime prevention worker). How to apply You may choose to apply online or download application materials, for details visit http:www.ucl.ac.ukprospective-studentsgraduate-studyapplication-admission Applications are accepted throughout the year however, students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students from a relevant background who

This programme aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of scientific method and how these can be used to deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. Particular emphasis is placed on situational crime prevention theory and techniques. What and how will I learn? The programme focuses on the application of science to understand crime problems and develop...

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