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Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice - DProf


About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

The Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice develops current and aspiring criminal justice professionals to operate confidently at a strategic level, providing skills to drive evidence-based change and improve criminal justice performance. You’ll develop a critical awareness of topics at the forefront of criminal justice and the contexts and theories that influence practice in these areas.

The bespoke qualification can be tailored to professional requirements, thereby increasing the potential for personal development and career progression. Online resources also provide the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, within a guided and structured framework. The course is taught by lecturers with frontline experience in criminal justice organisations and those who are research active in this area.  

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Extensive resources are available to support your studies (ie SPSS) provided by LIS- library and IT staff. 

LIS provide access to a huge range of electronic resources - e-journals and databases, eBooks, images and texts. As this course is exclusively online, the programme will make extensive use of Blackboard (eLearn), which promotes access to a variety of resources and materials designed to meet the learning needs of distance learning students.

The course team is led by Professor Stuart Kirby, Ph.D., C.Psychol. Stuart served within Lancashire Police between 1977 – 2007 in a variety of uniform and detective roles retiring as Detective Chief Superintendent, Specialist Crime and Operations Division. Since then he has worked at Lancaster University and latterly at The University of Central Lancashire. His Ph.D. was on the subject of Child Sex Offenders and he has conducted research and published widely in the area of policing, crime reduction, and serious and organised crime. He has also designed and presented Criminal Justice lectures and programmes to academic audiences and Criminal Justice Agencies in the UK and internationally (Europe, UAE, India, North America, Australia).

The Professional Doctorate course is delivered by a diverse range of experienced research/practitioner active staff from within the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences and other schools. You can access information (e.g. about staff research interest and publications) via staff profiles (available through the appropriate School web pages). In addition specialist staff such as those from the University Learning Information Service may contribute to modules where their particular expertise will enhance your learning experience.

Established professional links with Lancashire Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies, regionally, nationally and internationally. Mixed skill set within Prof Doc students provides a great networking experience.

  • Youth Offending Teams
  • National Health Service
  • Local Government
  • Prisons
  • National Crime Agency
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)
  • Good links with Poland, Prague, Budapest and Netherlands law enforcement agencies.

The Professional Doctorate course is delivered by a diverse range of experienced research/practitioner active staff from within the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences and other schools. In addition specialist staff such as those from the University Learning Information Service may contribute to modules where their particular expertise will enhance your learning experience.


Visit the Criminal Justice - DProf page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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