Thinking of joining the police or working in the wider criminal justice sector? Get first-hand experience of the day-to-day life of a criminal justice professional before you join up. Discover what it’s like to patrol the streets or work with offenders on our work-based learning module. Get advice from our contacts in local police, who help deliver the course. Study in Chelmsford, Essex - the home of our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER). Do you want to work for the police or a related criminal justice employer, such as the prison service, security industry or local government? Our combination of real-life case studies, academic research and interactive learning will give you a deep understanding of the issues and policies involved in modern policing and rehabilitation. Learn about and debate current issues such as sexual offence and fraud investigation, or counter-terrorism initiatives and cultural diversity. As you study, our modules will develop your skills in leadership, interpersonal communication and presentation, and give you opportunities for work-based learning, preparing you for a career in criminal justice when you graduate. You'll also have a chance to pass the Certificate of Policing Knowledge qualification*. If you join the police force, this counts as evidence of recognised prior learning equivalent to the Diploma in Policing’s knowledge component - part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme all officers must complete before being confirmed as a regular Police Constable. Our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Justice degree is continually developed through our strong links with local police forces and criminal justice agencies. You’ll not only have access to the latest information and case studies, but the chance to attend talks and workshops by serving professionals and to make contact with people already working in the police and criminal justice system. You’ll also take part in trips and activities such as visits to courts, while our own on-campus mock courtroom will allow you to examine the trial process and practice presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury.