Aims/Description: As well as taught content, this module incorporates placements of one week and 2-3 weeks, which are designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the investigator role in relation to vulnerability. Placements and their feedback sessions aim to provide students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a range of practice-related, policy-related, evaluative and ethical issues. Students will be expected to relate their academic study on the companion modules of the programme concerned with law, evidence and criminology.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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