Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Police Studies is concerned with the study of crime and deviance, community policing, mental health, public safety, and justice. Students acquire proficiency in using criminological theories and methods to analyse complex social problems related to policing. They develop a sound understanding of various theoretical perspectives and are trained in the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by police. Specialised modules are delivered by experienced police officers. Students develop critical knowledge of the relationship between theory and empiricism, and apply methods appropriate to the study of policing as they initiate, design, plan, and execute research. There is an emphasis on the development of reasoned thought and action, and of transferable critical thinking skills.