Policing policies and practices are constantly changing, with modern day crimes such as fraud, cybercrime and historic abuse at the forefront of today’s judicial system. This exciting course teaches you all the precedence, skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into the policing service, whether that be as an officer, community support officer or as a volunteer. Success in this field demands tact, empathy, strategic thinking and a solid knowledge of policing and legislation. As no two days are the same, this course focuses on developing adaptability, social awareness and victim empathy, as well as addressing modern day issues and crimes. This degree is an employment-related higher qualification targeted at those seeking to establish a career in the police service. Alongside your learning, you also get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from highly-regarded guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules. **Year One** The first year of this programme is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the field of policing, focusing on basic knowledge of both the macro environment and the role of legislation in policing. You will develop key skills in decision making and information management, providing you with a solid foundation for further exploration in years two and three. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Policing. **Study Themes** Restorative Justice: The concepts of restorative justices include consent, provocation, accident, recklessness, self-defence and other possible defences and their appropriate application. Development of modern policing: Understanding how the police service has been influenced and has evolved through developments within the criminal justice system. This course reviews the history of the major political and legal milestones that affect policing, along with changes caused by national events. Crime and society: Exploring how society recognises and is affected by crime and social behaviour and the use of crime statistics. Social responses to crime: Understanding the ways in which members of society react to crime and how multiagency strategies help the police to reduce it.