Areas of Policing

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Select only ONE question from the options detailed below in order to research and write your Annotated Bibliography.


  1. Why do individuals engage in crime OR deviance? Explain by comparing and contrasting Merton’s structural strain theory with Agnew’s general strain theory.


  1. Choose ONE of the following areas of policing, and using concepts from at least TWO theoretical frameworks covered in the unit, analyse the strength and weaknesses of contemporary policing practice in your chosen area.


– Policing drug use

– Policing drug trafficking

– Policing crowds (e.g. sporting crowds, protests and rallies)

– Policing intimate partner violence


  1. Choose ONE of the issues listed below and analyse the effects of ‘globalisation’ and ‘neo-liberalism’ on existing policy responses developed to address your chosen issue.


– Terrorism and terrorist

– Immigration and asylum seekers




Once you have selected your question, identify TWO different sources that could be used to answer your chosen essay question. Of these two sources one will be a peer reviewed journal article (Scholarly) and the second will be, either;


– A second peer reviewed journal article (Scholarly) or

– One newspaper article (Non-scholarly) or

– One government report (Scholarly) or

– One book chapter (Scholarly)

Based on the above, at least one of your two sources MUST be a peer reviewed journal article.


Having identified your two sources, you are to summarise and evaluate each source in relation to its relevance to your chosen essay question. The Annotated Bibliography template MUST be used when completing your submission. The template is available for download as a Word document by clicking here.

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