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These free resources are organised into categories aligned to the College of Policing Curriculum and in agreement with police experts. You can study them at any time and anywhere.

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1-7 Hours of study More than 7 hours of study

1-7 Hours of study

Global Systems Science and Policy: an Introduction

The science of epidemics is one of the successes of Global Systems Science (GSS) – an interdisciplinary approach to modeling the complex, multi-faceted and intertwined problems of the modern world. As its name suggests, most of those problems have a global context, but GSS addresses policy issues at all levels – from the individual to local communities to nations to regions. This course will help you understand the four main elements of GSS.
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More than 7 hours of study

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? This course that examines how systemic thinking and practice enables you to cope with the connections between things, events and ideas. By taking a broader perspective complexity becomes manageable and it is easier to accept that gaps in knowledge can be acceptable.
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Social Marketing

From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals. This course examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts, frameworks and techniques developed for commercial markets can be applied to the solution of social problems.
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Systems thinking and practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in ‘seeing’ the world in a particular way, because how you ‘see’ things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This course will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc.
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