Singapore University of Social Sciences

Policing, Crime and Society

Policing, Crime and Society (PSS211)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS211 Policing, Crime and Society provides detailed understanding of issues related to policing and crime control. With knowledge on the factors affecting policing and security, students will be able to appreciate the nuances in crime control and the challenges faced by the frontline police officers. By reviewing the principles of policing, this course aims to develop students to think strategically on ways to combat crime. The topics covered also provide students with skills and knowledge on the roles and responsibilities related to policing, including victim protection and public safety.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed


  • Introduction to policing
  • Development of modern police organisations
  • Functions and responsibilities of the police
  • Police powers
  • Crime control
  • Criminal justice system and other institutions
  • Police occupational culture
  • Policing and social divisions
  • Governance, accountability and human rights
  • Community policing
  • Victims of crime
  • Future of policing

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the key concepts of policing and the police
  • Examine the role, function and conduct of police organisations
  • Identify the significances of policing in relation to key social divisions, democracy and human rights
  • Apply effective policing and public safety strategies
  • Develop crime control strategies, factoring in key social divisions and aligned with democracy and human rights
  • Illustrate the role of policing in establishing public safety
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