The course comes within the framework of current debate on Crime, Order and policing as well as knowledge of security from trans-national problems of international cooperation and their impact particularly in the post-cold world. Overall, the programme examines the sociology of Crime and Order and the dynamics of international Security in the contemporary global system. The course addresses question such as the rise of Terrorism as a post-cold war global dilemma and the manifestation of diverse crime structures and representations as well global cooperation through international Organizations and management of security missions. The programme aims to create a forum for international and particularly an African approach to research, management and policy to crime, order and security management by developing and strengthening partnership in academic and institutional research, policy and innovative approach to Criminology and Security Management as issues of international humanitarian concern.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION and JUSTIFICATION
The study of international relations involves more than state and military conflict so; this program combines the concepts of international relations with empirical analysis of contemporary crime and police culture as well as security management; by examining the multidisciplinary and changing contours of Crime and the responses to it through the lens of globalization and post modernization approaches to local, national and international policing culture and security management. This is so because from an international relations perspective, crime, police culture and security management are critical issues of the 21st century and affect every dimension of our social existence from within a social, political and historical context. So the course will examine as themes:
- Post-Cold War World Order (Terrorism; The UN System and International Security Cooperation, Security and Tourism)
- Public and Private Policing (Global Security and Policing Culture – policing with globalization and post modernization, video surveillance CCTV and use of videotape evidence, Personality and Identity)
- Prisons and Penitentiary Administration
- Security and Human Rights (Police detention and rights of suspects: Police and Criminal Evidence Act/ Criminal Procedure Act, Policing and Community Safety- Process of victimization, crime reduction and evaluation techniques, offending behavior, management of sexual offenders and qualitative research methodologies, Anti-social behavior- Youth issues-and binge drinking-Night time economy crime, Community engagement
- Sociology of Crime (Understanding crime-Deviance and Non-conformism, Structural manifestation of crime, violence, culture and crime, social structure, representation of crime and social struggles, Psychology of Evil-depression)
- Risk, Security and Criminal Justice (sexual violence, Terrorism, Psychology of Evil, Drugs and Crime, Racism, Crime and Disorder, Staff and Personnel Security, Community Safety)
- Sentencing and Death Penalty (The effectiveness of sentencing, Prison and probation, Parenthood and child outcomes
- Research Methods
- Security and Information Technology (use of video surveillance, tracking and communication devices
The course aims to examine the trajectories of contemporary global crime and police culture by focusing on different concepts of crime and order in the Post-Cold War world and to build students with the critical skills and ability about the nature of contemporary security relations especially after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. The course involves more than local, national and inter-states collaboration to combat crime and manage trans-border security issues; it includes a critical analysis of the underlying political, economic, social and environmental sources of crime and the responses to it and the links to security management through empirical analysis.
The objective and teaching strategies is designed to:
- Deliver a module which will allow the students to have a critical understanding of the existence, form and nature of crime from a multidisciplinary perspective so as to critically assess the changing contours of crime and the response to it. As well as the management of security challenges and the impact of these issues on development. To identify a policy and management approach from the nexus between the sociology of crime in post modernization or globalization and the fall outs of public and private response to security challenges.
- Enable students to demonstrate professional attitude in small talks, presentation, work shop, simulations and conferences.
- Enable students to develop critical skills to engage with these debates by providing a learning and teaching structure which incorporates both teacher and student-led methods.
- Enable students to carry out primary based projects.
A first or second class honours degree in Law or related field of study such as Political science, sociology and History or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to applications from people with considerable working experience - two to three years of working experience in legal practice or Public security operatives: Police; Gendarmerie; Penitentiary Administration; Tourism Management; Private Security Management; Legal Practitioners; Heads of Organization/Corporations; Applications are welcome for Short Specialized Courses of 2 – 6 months duration for: Mayors, D. Os; Traditional Authorities/representatives; Private Security Operatives; Police; Tourism Agents; Hotel Operatives; Transport Agents; Petrol Station Agents; Night Club Operatives
The program seeks to produce Managers, Operatives, Policy Makers and Researchers equipped with the critical skills to serve local and international institutions and bureaucracies as well as scholars confident to compete in the global employment market. Graduates have employment and career opportunities in Public Administration, UN System, Diplomacy, AIRPORT Management, Military and Police Service, Cultural Organizations, Embassy Administration, University Lectures and Independent researchers with the European Union, African Union, UNESCO and International Organization for Migration (IOM). Candidates/students can choose to specialize in any of the above areas of study.
METHODOLOGY AND TEACHING ASSESSMENT
The program is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment for each course and successful completion of all courses including a written Theses of not more than 120 pages of continuous prose. Teaching: Introduction of content, explanation of context and conceptual problems. Seminars: Consolidate understanding, knowledge, analytical and communication skills through Interactive methods, Simulations, Case Studies and Power Point presentation Tutorials: Provide opportunity to advance the student’s understanding of context, develop skills and the technical ability associated with the study.
Provide opportunities to students to intern at Security and Diplomatic Laboratories and Professional Security Institutions because of its central importance to promote Policing culture, Combat Crime and Violence, for a Peaceful, stable productive relations between local communities, states and the international system. Provide students an opportunity to observe the Police and other security agents as well as and the summitry work at close quarters.
The program is designed for:
- Government and Administrative Personnel
- Public Security Personnel
- Public and Private Security Firms
- Tourism and Hotel Management
- Petrol Station Managers
- Transport Agents/Management
- Private Detectors
- Non-Governmental and international organization staff
- Mature students
- Personnel willing to adjust career plans
- Personnel of the Legal profession
- Private Security Operatives