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.
- Knowledge of Policing (short course) – approved by the College of Policing as an equivalent qualification to the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP)
- Criminology MSc
- Crime, Violence and Prevention MSc
- Policing, Security and Community Safety – Prof Doc
- Security and Terrorism Law MA
- Intelligence and Security Studies MSc
- Counter-Terrorism Studies (Distance Learning) – MSc
Who is John Grieve?
John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety
Tower Building, Room TM1-33
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
Tel +44 (0)20 7133 4692 / 2911
Courses taught at London Metropolitan University
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 - MSc
Develop an advanced knowledge of crime and offenders, and assess contemporary trends and concepts in criminal justice policy and community safety.
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, 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.
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.