This course covers a wide range of topics with a focus on national strategic development, the wider community safety agenda and supervising casework. This course allows delegates to explore the history of Community Safety strategy and the concept of Antisocial Behaviour with a focus on how partnerships operate and how historical cases have shaped current practice and strategy.
Who should attend?
This course is for managers or aspiring managers working in the ASB and community safety sector. It will appeal to those wishing to advance their career in management or managers who want to develop their strategic approach as well as supervisory skills.
The aim of the qualification is to teach Managers or the learner who aspires to manage community safety or antisocial behaviour management teams; its aim is to: equip them with or develop their skills to manage such teams effectively. It gives learners the opportunity to:
- Learn about the origins of concern in community safety and understand the political drivers in order to create a more effective response.
- Learn how to supervise crime and disorder or antisocial behaviour caseworkers particularly under-performing staff or those who need development
- Understand the range of resolutions available when dealing with crime and disorder issues so that they can evaluate preferred options and advise staff accordingly
- Learn how to effectively engage with communities suffering from crime, disorder or antisocial behaviour issues to promote public confidence
It consists of the following modules each of which can be considered as a separate course:
- The Community Safety Background
- Supervising Crime and Disorder Cases
- Tools and Powers to Resolve Antisocial Behaviour
- Community Confidence and Antisocial Behaviour
Course Learning hours
This qualification takes 80 hours to complete, it is divided into 4 modules which are delivered over 4 online sessions.
The rest of the time is spent in distance learning (reading course materials) and completing a post-course assignment (dissertation).
- 1 hour of self-study (pre-read) per course
- 4 x 3 hours of online tuition
- Post-course assignment.
The qualification programme is comprised of the following 4 modules.
Course 1 – The Community Safety Background
The ability to lead or manage in an effective way, Community Safety Partnership teams, workers tackling crime and disorder or those investigating cases of antisocial behaviour (ASB) can be greatly improved by an understanding of the context and background of public and governmental concerns with the problems.
It is also important for managers to understand the changes in the models of criminal justice which have led to victims being overlooked and thereby more likely to suffer adverse consequences if reparative policies are not in place.
This unit will provide learners with an understanding of the origins of public concerns with conduct that is now labelled as antisocial behaviour, an understanding of how it was dealt with in the past and the political initiatives that have led to the current legislation and status quo.
The changing models of criminal justice from “crime control” to “due process” that has run alongside the political initiatives will be examined and explained together with the implications for victims, putting them into context, thereby enabling the learner to develop a greater understanding and ensure more effective management of resolutions.
Course Content (Learning objectives)
1 - Understand the origins of public and governmental concern with Anti Social Behaviour in the UK.
- The politics of antisocial behaviour
- Historic means of dealing with unacceptable behaviour
- The politicisation of antisocial behaviour and community safety
- The introduction of legislation regulating the management of antisocial behaviour
- Public concern with, and the labelling of, unacceptable behaviour
2 -Understand the difference between “crime control” and “due process” in criminal justice and the implications for victims changes in the UK criminal justice system:
- The paradigm changes in criminal justice within the UK from “crime control” to due process and its effect on the victims of antisocial behaviour
- Victimisation and addressing victim issues
- Notable antisocial behavioural case studies
- Initiatives designed to promote victim rights.