BSc (Hons) Policing (Youth Justice) is one of the named policing awards that form part of the Policing Suite of programmes. The aims of the BSc (Hons) Policing (Youth Justice) are to provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of: - Issues of youth crime and justice from historical, theoretical, policy and practice perspectives - The main elements and legal institutions that comprise the Youth Justice System (YJS), including the police, probation service, courts and custodial institutions - Recent policy developments within youth justice. To provide practical experience, students are encouraged to become volunteers within the criminal justice system as part of their studies. For example, opportunities include volunteering in local police organisations as special constables, victim support and the rehabilitation of offenders within the community. Your studies in year one will provide a broad and general introduction to the police and policing. Crucially, these modules will also introduce you to key themes and ideas to be explored in all the named awards that follow at years two and three. After completion of your first year which is common to all Policing Suite students, you will maintain some ‘Core Police/Policing’ input. However, in your second and third years you will focus upon modules relating to BSc (Hons) Policing (Youth Justice). This will normally mean that you can take two or three designated modules to study in years two and three. Flexibility is a key aspect of the Policing Suite. You will have the ability to move to a different named award at various key ‘review points’ throughout your studies. Possible directions through the Policing Suite: Having registered on BSc (Hons) Policing (Youth Justice) in the Policing Suite and completed the common first year, you will have the opportunity to: - Continue on BSc (Hons) Policing (Youth Justice) for the next two years until the end of your studies; OR - Choose a different named award before starting year two and continue on your new choice until the end of your studies; OR - Within the bounds of what modules you have successfully completed in year two, choose a different named award before starting year three, and continue on the new choice until the end of your studies.