John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety

The John Grieve Centre (JGC) was created in 2003 with a vision to create a community of ideas that spans students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers. Originally located at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, JGC relocated to London Metropolitan University in April 2006.

Through postgraduate teaching and research, public conferences, law enforcement practitioner seminars and consultancy projects, JGC actively contributes to the emerging academic discipline of police studies and promotes and disseminates expertise, understanding and good practice amongst practitioners.

The Centre enjoys close links with various police organisations and other agencies which not only serve to enhance mutual understanding but also directly contribute to course content for students.

Alumni have gone on to work for various police forces and to attain roles working within the academy.

Our undergraduate courses include:
These sit alongside several other undergraduate programmes in criminology.
 
Our postgraduate and professional courses include:
We also have several part-time distance-learning master's courses:

Who is John Grieve?

Professor John Grieve CBE, QPM, BA (Hons), MPhil is a former Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police and widely acknowledged as one of the most distinguished police leaders of his generation. Whether working as the Head of the Racial and Violent Crimes Task Force or as Head of Counter-Terrorism, Grieve provided inspirational leadership and an assured grasp of policy, as well as demonstrating a shrewd understanding of both national and local politics.
 
Throughout his career, Grieve understood – more clearly than many of his contemporaries – that the police service is at its most effective when working closely with local communities in an environment of mutual trust and co-operation. Grieve had a vision of harnessing community support and collaboration to help the police to tackle some seemingly intractable security challenges such as protecting citizens from the threat of terrorism, hate crime, youth offending and anti-social behaviour.
 
It is this vision that provides the guiding principle for the work of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community safety today. All the staff working at the Centre subscribe to Grieve’s vision for police/community co-operation and joint working. They take his work forward through undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, policy development, research and consultancy, both in the UK and abroad.

John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety
Tower Building, Room TM1-33
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB

Tel +44 (0)20 7133 4692 / 2911

Email r.bayer@londonmet.ac.uk

Courses taught at London Metropolitan University

Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning) - MSc

This distance learning course offers an unrivalled insight into the current debates and controversies around the subject and provides a solid grasp of the growth of the phenomena and its political context as well as a thorough examination of the latest counter-terrorism measures.

Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning) - PG Cert

This distance learning course offers an unrivalled insight into the current debates and controversies around the subject and provides a solid grasp of the growth of the phenomena and its political context as well as a thorough examination of the latest counter-terrorism measures.

Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning) - PG Dip

This distance learning course offers an unrivalled insight into the current debates and controversies around the subject and provides a solid grasp of the growth of the phenomena and its political context as well as a thorough examination of the latest counter-terrorism measures.

Crime, Violence and Prevention - MSc

This master's course will appeal to practitioners and students interested in careers in a range of professions such as policing, probation, prison service work, social work and many new areas in third and private sector security, and outsourced support for offenders, vulnerable adults and young people.

Criminology - BSc (Hons)

London has played a leading role in shaping the modern world's understanding of the origins of and responses to criminal behaviour. Our criminology degree will allow you to gain a wider understanding of this hotly debated political issue.

Criminology - MSc

Develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders, and assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety.

Criminology and International Security - BA (Hons)

This very topical course allows you to specialise in two disciplines, providing you with a greater career choice and a range of highly transferable skills.

Criminology and Law - BA (Hons)

Learn about British and European Union law, and the methodological and theoretical tools that criminological practitioners use. This is an ideal degree for those looking to work in a range of roles within the Criminal Justice System or in sectors where a broad knowledge of the law is useful.

Criminology and Policing - BSc (Hons)

Taught by former police officers, police staff, and internationally renowned academics, this course will give you a solid grounding in criminology and an understanding of contemporary community policing practice.

Criminology and Psychology - BSc (Hons)

This joint honours degree in criminology and psychology is ideal if you're interested in the relationship between crime and social issues such as ill-health, poverty and discrimination, and gaining an understanding of the workings of the human mind.

Criminology and Sociology - BSc (Hons)

With this course you can help to rehabilitate ex-offenders in the criminal justice system, the police and public or third sector organisations.

Criminology and Youth Studies - BSc (Hons)

Investigate youth culture's relation to crime and attend a work placement to gain the skills you need for a career in this specialist sector.

Criminology, Policing and Law Extended Degree (including Foundation Year) - BSc (Hons)

This degree gives you the opportunity to study a criminology related undergraduate course even if you don't have the usual required qualifications.

Intelligence and Security Studies - MSc

This distance learning course introduces you to emerging paradigms within intelligence and security studies at local, regional and global levels.

Intelligence and Security Studies - PG Dip

This distance learning course introduces you to emerging paradigms within intelligence and security studies at local, regional and global levels.

Knowledge of Policing (short course)

London Metropolitan University is approved by the College of Policing to deliver the equivalent of the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP).

Police Studies, Procedure and Investigation - BSc (Hons)

This course aims to provide you with a thorough grounding and understanding of the role of the modern police service and is designed to equip you with both a practical and strategic insight into the demanding and complex landscape that policing now operates in.

Policing, Security and Community Safety - Prof Doc

This course is the first ever doctorate degree designed for professionals working in law enforcement, policing, security, government and the private sector wanting to hone their professional and research skills.

Security and Terrorism Law (distance learning) - MA

Study security, policing and counter-terrorism in relation to law with this online Security and Terrorism Law MA.

Security Management (Distance Learning) - MSc

This distance learning course, taught via Informa's online learning platform, is designed to fit your schedule. You'll study intelligence analysis, counter-terrorism and international financial crime.

Security Studies - MSc

Security is one of the fastest growing areas of concern in the academic, corporate and public domains, due not only to the threats of war and terrorism but also issues related to crime, safety, global strategy and political upheaval. This distance learning programme will give you a solid grasp of the of problems facing the international community today.

Security Studies - PG Cert

Security is one of the fastest growing areas of concern in the academic, corporate and public domains, due not only to the threats of war and terrorism but also issues related to crime, safety, global strategy and political upheaval. This distance learning programme will give you a solid grasp of the of problems facing the international community today.

Security Studies - PG Dip

Security is one of the fastest growing areas of concern in the academic, corporate and public domains, due not only to the threats of war and terrorism but also issues related to crime, safety, global strategy and political upheaval. This distance learning programme will give you a solid grasp of the of problems facing the international community today.

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