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Southampton Law School

New Crime Analysis postgraduate degree

Published: 19 December 2011

The Law School is launching a new postgraduate degree in Crime Analysis, in consultation with the National Police Improvements Agency, in October 2012.

The master’s level qualification will give students a thorough grounding in the subject. Part of the course will be taught by retired officers from Hampshire Police; academics from Law, Geography, Psychology and Social Sciences at Southampton will also contribute their expertise.

Lecturer Phil Palmer, who is a former police officer, is Director of the MSc Crime Analysis programme. He says: “There is a considerable demand for people with expertise in crime analysis from justice and security services and financial organisations both at home and abroad. Students taking our degree can choose to take specialist modules in areas such as cyber crime, terrorism, serious organised crime and forensic psychology. We expect our graduates will be highly employable.”

Before joining the University of Southampton, Phil was Head of Public Reassurance for the National Centre for Policing Excellence. He was also one of the founders of the National Police Operations Faculty where he was Head of Crime and Disorder Reduction and a Visiting Scholar of Policing at the City University of New York.

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