These course modules are provided for those learners who have a Level 5 or above Higher Education award, but have not yet covered all four of the knowledge entry requirements demanded by the Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP).
Our modules are designed to be as flexible as possible, with:
At the core of the University of Portsmouth Distance Learning delivery model is the University of Portsmouth blended learning approach which incorporates written learning materials, visual and aural learning resources and web based communication and peer learning. The University of Portsmouth utilises the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate e- learning between tutors and amongst students.
The Criminal Justice System
This module critically evaluates the idea of an increasingly joined up criminal justice system and the contemporary place of the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies. The module critically evaluates the role of statutory and private providers in the criminal justice system. The module also evaluates various theoretical models which are useful to understand contemporary trends and changes to the criminal justice system. The module also highlight the pros and cons with the prominence which multi agency working has in the criminal justice system.
Crime and Criminal Behaviour
This module critically examines the sociological and psychological theories which have helped to explain or understand criminality . It highlights the social construction of what we understand crime to be and evaluate our knowledge of the extent of crime in society. The module offers students criminological explanations of gang related crime, and theoretical approaches to crimes of the poor and of the powerful.
Penology and the Punishment of Offenders
This module discusses the philosophies of punishment, the birth and contemporary significance of the prison, the development and contemporary relevance of community based punishments and the place of the probation Service within this. It analyses the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda and the incorporation of a range of public, private and voluntary sector providers in the supervision of offenders. The module offers a range of critical issues regarding punishment including the punishment of women and offenders from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.
The Rehabilitation of Offenders
This module addresses the many definitions and approaches to understand the rehabilitation of offenders. It critically evaluates the various approaches to effective strategies for rehabilitation highlighting both the ‘what works’ agenda and contemporary significance of the research and policy formation around the desistence research agenda.
You will have access to the following, to maximise your progression:
To apply to study any or all of the knowledge entry modules, visit our online store: Community Justice Required Learning Modules. The cost for each knowledge module is £425.
For further information about the Level 5 Community Justice Knowledge Entry Modules at the University of Portsmouth please contact Rachel Goldhill on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 626598.