CPD Serious and Organised Crime - Effective Partnerships to Deliver
Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits
This programme will assess the ‘4 x P’ approach within the Government's Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, initially focussing on the Prevent element and evaluating the effectiveness of the multi-agency and partnership approach to that aspect of the policy.
You will consider 'County Lines' and the associated criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable people, before assessing the multi-agency approach to dealing with assessment of the threat, harm and risk relating to serious and organised crime.
The module will then examine the local, regional and national processes that determine the areas of ownership and responsibility. You will evaluate the tasking and allocation processes, examining the benefits, risks and comparison of the partnership approach between disruption and investigation, the programme will also critically assess the performance measures that are currently in place.
After completing the module you should be able to:
- Critically evaluate the 4 x P approach to deal with serious and organised crime, with a focus on the partnership methodology to deal with the Prevent element
- Critically assess the unlawful activity involved in 'County Lines', the associated criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable people and the current measures to effectively deal with this issue
- Critically evaluate the multi-agency approach to dealing with assessment of the threat, harm and risk relating to serious and organised crime, including the processes that determine ownership, tasking and allocation, together with the benefits, risks and comparison of the partnership approach between disruption and investigation
- Critically assess the performance measures that are currently in place
Teaching and learning
Learning is on a part-time basis and through delivery on-site (at LJMU), off-site or through a blended delivery process incorporating some distance learning. Delivery will be supported by LJMU’s Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. While the intake month is flexible, with the module being able to commence in semester 1, semester 2 or the summer period, the duration of study will usually last 18 weeks. Guest lecturers will be used on this programme and Masterclasses are likely to be run in parallel with each module. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these events if calendars allow.
This course consists of:
- 7 sessions run over a 18 week period
- 21 taught hours
- 200 learning hours
- First degree at 2:2 or above, international equivalent or through RPEL
- This CPD module is open to recruitment for police officers or staff. This CPD module is open to recruitment for Police Officers, Police Staff and members of other law enforcement/partner agencies involved in the effective delivery in the stand against serious and organised crime
- 2500 word essay
- 10 minute presentation and poster
This 20-credit module is studied as a single CPD programme and can contribute towards further studies at Level 7.
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