COVID-19 needs to be addressed
Various community needs, as within this module there are 16 projects. A few examples of these projects are provided here.
Example 1: working with the local probation service to research how online support and supervision can be provided during the pandemic.
Example 2: working with a local prison to understand the long term impacts of Covid 19 on prisoner rehabilitation.
Example 3: working with a local athletics club to research how to provide diversionary sporting activity, mentoring and coaching for at risk youth during the pandemic.
Example 4: working with the local city authorities to understand crime displacement during the pandemic.
Country: United Kingdom
Institution: Nottingham Trent University
# of students: 350
Person in charge: Andrea Lyons-Lewis
Interaction with beneficiaries: Virtual
Academic Degree: Undergraduate
Community Service Area & ODS: Peace, justice and strong institutions | Sustainable cities and communities | Reducing inequalities
As indicated above we have 16 projects with 16 different partners ranging from women’s centres to statutory organisations.
In terms of knowledge and understanding the learning outcomes are:
- Evaluate and apply the principles of applied criminology and public criminology to live projects;
- Evaluate the ethical and methodological issues surrounding (action) research on crime problems;
- Reflect on the contribution made by students to criminal justice/community-based organisations in tackling social issues;
- Analyse, discuss and present criminological perspectives in relation to your applied criminology project;
- Evaluate theory and practice in relation to a specific criminological issue and the relationship to social justice and other affiliated concepts;
- Analyse models of reflective learning.
Skills, qualities & attributes learning outcomes are:
- Collate, disseminate and evaluate a range of information about a local community or group in need;
- Apply theories and models of reflective learning;
- Utilize action research and participatory working practices;
- Demonstrate effective group work and project management skills;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice and the challenges of implementation;
- Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing.