Course Overview

Understand and evaluate best policing practices in an ever-changing criminal justice environment.

Delivered by expert academics and practitioners in this field, the purpose of the Diploma in Police Leadership is to equip learners with an understanding of this fascinating profession from a range of perspectives. During the course, students will develop a critical understanding of the concept, policies and practices of policing within the context of a multidisciplinary approach to policing studies. They will also gain a better understanding of the causes and consequence of crime and offer critical assessments of different approaches to crime reduction. They will also increase knowledge and understanding of their different approaches to management and leadership in policing organisations.

During this course the student will learn how to understand and evaluate best policing practices in an ever-changing criminal justice environment. They will study the psychology of criminal behaviour, examine trends and issues in policing, human diversity in justice including restorative justice models and the type of crime profiling that is required in modern police forces. Special categories of offenders will be examined concluding with a look at the key issues developing in modern police management.

 

Course Modules

Week 1 – Criminal Justice System in Ireland

Week 2 – Developing skills for personal effectiveness in modern policing

Week 3 – Contemporary law enforcement and the professional policeman

Week 4 – Forensic Studies

Week 5 – Restorative Justice

Week 6 – Crime Analysis; Criminal profiling; Crime Prevention

Week 7 – Special Types of Offenders or Crimes – Youth crime & alcohol; sex offenders; homicide and terrorists; cybercrime

Week 8 – Key Issues in Policing – Decision Making, Police Accountability and Ethical Policing

Week 9 – Key Issues in Policing – People and Organisational Management

Week 10 – Key Issues in Policing – Leadership in Modern Policing

Course Award

City Colleges Diploma

Who Should apply?

Gardaí above the rank of sergeant who wishes to further their careers in police management. Those working generally in the criminal justice system in Ireland. Those in other careers who are interested in modern policing issues.

Entry Requirements

Students enrolling in this course must have completed the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology course with City Colleges.

Assessments/Examinations

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding the Diploma.

Similarly, the assignment must be submitted on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Lecturer

John Deane-O’Keeffe FRSA, MRHistS, LLMin.

Doct. in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) (TCD) M.St. (Cantab.) PgDipCrim. (Cantab.) MA (Laws) PgDipLaw (LMU) DipLS (TUD) LL.B. (UWE) BA (UCD) CCTP (TCD) C.HEd (Oxon.)

John Deane-O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Law & Forensic Psychology and a Historian. He is also a Journalist and Radio Broadcaster.

John is currently Dean, College of Criminology & Policing Studies at City Colleges, Dublin where he is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law on the FE1 programme. He is a Magistrate in England where he sits on the Northumbrian Bench and is also a Senior Lecturer at St Mark & St John University, Plymouth. Additionally, he is also a Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, where he teaches Criminology & the Psychology of Criminal Behaviour.

John is formerly Adjunct Faculty at Trinity College Dublin where he was Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology. He also spent a decade as Head of the Law School at Dublin Business School and was Communications Director and Editor of the Garda Review at the Garda Representative Association. John also worked for many years in the City of London as a Banker in UBS where he was an Associate Director in the Risk Management division before holding the position of Assistant Director in the Legal Department (Debt & Derivatives) at Investment Bank, ING Barings.

John has undertaken undergraduate studies in History, Law and Theology at UCD, TCD, Bristol and the University of Oxford and holds post graduate degrees in Criminology/Forensic Psychology and law from TCD, London Met and the University of Cambridge. He holds a number of visiting posts at UK Universities and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Royal Historical Society. John also has a special interest in history and theology and the intersection of these two disciplines with all aspects of the criminal justice system.

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