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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 07/06/2021 09:45:19

Title of Module: Working in Criminal Justice

Code: CRIM10010 SCQF Level: 10
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Education & Social Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:J  Miller

Summary of Module

The aim of this module is to develop skills and work experience within the criminal justice sector. Students will be introduced to critical perspectives of the methods and processes of work undertaken with people with convictions and victims within the criminal justice process. This module will involve students working within the criminal justice system. Students can currently be working with an organisation, identify their own experience within an approved volunteering organisation or we have a limited number of volunteer placements. Students must be able to dedicate one day a week to this module.

Your classroom work will include development of practical, reflective and professional skill sets which will aide employability within the criminal justice system.

Your engagement with the agency will involve a set number of hours within a professional context which will provide experience of working with the processes of criminal justice, victims or offenders. This module is currently capped at twenty students.

Plese note that due to Covid 19 restrictions this module may not run, this is dependent on government guidelines.

 


Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully Online
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Face-To-Face
Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Blended
A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations


Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Term 3

 

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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the principles, standards and ethical responsibilities related to working within criminal justice organisations.

L2. Practically analyse working practices within a policy and social led context.

L3. Conform to professional and academic conventions.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 10.


Develop knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the criminal justice sector is developed, including a range of established techniques of enquiry or research methodologies.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 10.


Use a wide range of the principal professional skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated criminal justice practice.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 10.


Critically identify, define, conceptualise and analyse complex/professional problems and issues.

Develop professional insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues.

Demonstrate some originality and creativity in dealing with professional issues.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery30
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity7
Work Based Learning/Placement 40
Independent Study123
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Hucklesby, A. & Corcoran, M. (2016) The Voluntary Sector and Criminal Justice, Palgrave Macmillan UK

Klutz, D (2018) Career Guide in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press

Ragonese, E. et al (2014) The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice – Employability skills and careers in the Criminal Justice sector, Routledge

Taylor, G. et al (2015) Work-Related Learning and the Social Sciences, Routledge

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on Moodle, and complete assessments and submit these on time.

For the purposes of this module, academic engagement equates to the following:
All fulltime students (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries) are required to attend all scheduled classes and participate with all delivered elements of the module as part of their engagement with their programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who have protection under the appropriate equality law. Please refer to UWS Regulations, Chapter 1, 1.64 – 1.67, available at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/current-students/rights-and-regulations/regulatory-framework/

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardSocial Sciences
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelUG Social Sciences - Politics & Criminal Justice
ModeratorA Moore
External ExaminerW Graham
Accreditation Details
Version Number

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment One: A simulated 2000 word funding application.
Assessment Two: A 2000 word reflective diary related to the student’s time spent working or volunteering within the criminal justice sector.
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Performance/ Studio work/ Placement/ WBL/ WRL assessmentcheck markcheck markcheck mark500

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Review/ Article/ Critique/ Papercheck markcheck markcheck mark500
Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

Footnotes
A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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Note(s):
  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries). The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/equality/

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.


UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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