Working through a number of practical examples delegates will use knowledge gained in the course to address real issues of concern to them and their communities. Delovery style will reduce the amount of lectures, focussing on exercises so that active learning in groups supported by plenary discussions to assist in cross group learning.
This course is aimed at Community Police Officers to improve their skills, in order to prevent crimes. The programme will consider a number of theoretical approaches but will then work on how to: Reduce the risks of crime (using rational choice theory); make communities safer (using the broken windows approach of disorganisation theory) and reducing potential gains (using Classical Criminology Theory).
This course will give skills and information to enable Community Officers to advise victims of crimes on what they should do to reduce the risk of victimisation, how they can improve confidence in police and reducing the fear of crime by helping the public make themselves safer. Officers will be given the skills to provide basic advice and an opportunity to practice them. The course will work through the most likely crimes that officers will come across and officers will leave with standard advice and interventions to reduce risk.
To understand the way that advice can reduce risk of repeat victimisation and provide officers the skills to confidently give advice whilst reducing fear and motivating a change in behaviour. The end result should be for officers to be able to reduce crime, increase confidence in the Police and reduce the fear of crime.
By the end of the course you will be able to provide advice and assistance to the public to:
- Give basic advice to reduce the risk of victimisation through burglary, vehicle crime, distraction crime, theft and assault
- Assess, with members of the public, the risks within their life style and how these can be reduced.
- Access other advice for more sophisticated advice with relation to alarms and personal protection services.
- Make communities safer by providing advice in areas where crime has been committed.
- Help them to assess risks in different circumstances and take action to manage these.
- Engage members of the public positively reducing fear of crime and giving clear helpful advice
- Motivate members of the public to take the simple steps that work.
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