United Kingdom

York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk, York, Yorkshire, YO31 7EX, United Kingdom

York St John University

Sociology with Police Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology with Police Studies is concerned with the study of social inequalities and divisions, and how they impact upon contemporary policing. Students acquire proficiency in using sociological theories and methods to analyse complex social problems related to policing (e.g. domestic violence, mental health, community policing). They develop a sound understanding of various theoretical perspectives and are trained in the qualitative and quantitative research methods used by sociologists. Specialised modules are delivered by experienced police officers. Students develop a critical knowledge of the relationship between theory and empiricism, and apply methods appropriate to the study of sociology and 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.