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Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.178
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ISSN (Print) 1752-4512 - ISSN (Online) 1752-4520
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [412 journals]
  • Mandatory Police Training: The Epitome of Dissatisfaction and
    • Authors: Honess R.
      Pages: 191 - 201
      Abstract: This article reports on a piece of survey research completed by 809 police officers of a Federated Rank in England and Wales. The survey examined the attitudes of the officers with regards to the provision of ongoing training within the police service and their motivation to undertake it, with a particular emphasis on training delivered by e-learning on the National Centre for Applied Learning Technologies platform. The results are discussed through the theoretical framework of andragogy (adult education theory) and self-determination theory with recommendations for improvement made based on these results.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz076
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2020)
  • Do Good Cops Need a Degree' Introduction to the Special Issue on
           Developing and Evaluating Graduate Policing Training
    • Authors: McDowall A; Brown J.
      Pages: 1 - 8
      PubDate: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz072
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Designing Degree-Level Courses for Police Recruits in England and Wales:
           Some Issues and Challenges
    • Authors: Hough M; Stanko E.
      Pages: 31 - 42
      Abstract: This article results from series of linked research projects designed to support the development of a Degree Holder Entry Programme in England and Wales, as part of the College of Policing’s Policing Educational Qualification Framework (PEQF). Its aim is to draw out some of the issues that need addressing, and challenges that need solving in the design of any degree-level courses required as an entry qualification for recruits to the police service in England and Wales. It examines the rationale for professionalization of policing, and how this relates the development and application of a body of policing knowledge. It considers the main challenges facing the English and Welsh police service in developing an effective policing qualification at degree level.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/pay096
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Police Recruit Training Programmes: A Systematic Map of Research
    • Authors: McGinley B; Agnew-Pauley W, Tompson L, et al.
      Pages: 52 - 75
      Abstract: This article presents a map and summary of the landscape of a systematic search of the police recruit training literature. Following the process of searching, screening, and coding both published and grey literature, a total of 109 studies met our inclusion criteria. Thematic analysis of the 109 studies led to the emergence of six broad themes and associated subthemes. The two most prevalent themes focused on ‘examining academic and/or field training’ and ‘examining a specific aspect of the training programme’, each containing 36 studies. Most of the studies were based in the USA, (n = 67). Grey literature such as dissertations, theses, and reports made up nearly half of all included studies (n = 51) and published journal articles made up the bulk of the remaining studies (n = 50). Furthermore, 56 studies (50%) used a quantitative design, 36 studies (33%) adopted mixed methods, and 19 studies (17%) employed a qualitative approach. The 109 studies were double-blind quality appraised using recognized quality appraisal tools and revealed a wide variation in the nature and quality of studies. Overall, the strength of the evidence was fragile; only 13 studies (12%) were of a ‘strong’ quality, 55 studies (50%) were ‘weak’, and the rest (41, i.e. 38%) were of ‘moderate’ quality. The article concludes with recommendations for guiding future research in police recruit training.
      PubDate: Sun, 05 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz019
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • A Systematic Review of Police Recruit Training Programmes
    • Authors: Belur J; Agnew-Pauley W, McGinley B, et al.
      Pages: 76 - 90
      Abstract: An evidence-based approach to guide the proposed changes to recruit police training under the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) in England and Wales requires that changes be grounded in the available evidence on what works in recruit training. This systematic review is a synthesis of primary evidence on police academies, field training, and how police recruits learn. The purpose of the review is to learn from the evidence to inform the development of a graduate level training programme in England and Wales. The review, inspired by a realist approach, includes a total of 33 studies conducted in a number of countries. Key training contexts, mechanisms, and outcomes were examined to determine how training works, under what conditions, and for whom. Findings indicate that student-centred teaching approaches were found to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Recruits preferred practical, hands-on training over theoretical lessons, and field training was consistently shown to have a positive impact on the process of transforming recruits from civilians into police officers. Finally, the role of academic and field training tutors was found to be of critical importance for recruits in integrating theoretical learning with practical skills. Policy implications for the UK College of Policing and police forces implementing the PEQF are discussed.
      PubDate: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz022
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Views from the Frontline: Graduate Police Recruits on the Status of
           Evidence-based Practice
    • Authors: Hunter G; May T.
      Pages: 91 - 103
      Abstract: This article presents findings from in-depth interviews with 30 police recruits participating in a national 2-year graduate training programme. Police Now comprises a 6-week training course followed by a neighbourhood policing post where operational skills are developed, and recruits are encouraged to apply problem-solving and evidence-based approaches to police work. This research was undertaken as part of a project to inform the development and implementation of the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) into policing. We explore interviewees’ perceptions about the value placed by police colleagues on evidence-based practice (EBP) and how different responses to EBP were ‘managed’ by interviewees. Findings show a largely disengaged attitude towards research, creating disconnect between ‘classroom’ emphasis and practice experience. Interviewees’ accounts of their first months in force show potential for rejection of training ideals but also willingness to challenge the perceived status quo regarding EBP. We reflect on the implications of findings for introducing the DHEP.
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz016
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Assessing Emotional Intelligence of Graduate Probationer Police Officers:
           A UK Pilot Study
    • Authors: McDowall A; Brown J, Gamblin D.
      Pages: 104 - 118
      Abstract: The present article summarizes a small-scale pilot study as part of a wider research programme to understand and track learner motivations and characteristics as they change and develop over the course of a policing education and training programme. Emotional intelligence (EI), enabling capacity to recognize and work with emotions, is crucial in policing given demanding interactions with the public and inherently stressful role demands. We assessed levels of EI in a group of participants (N = 84) from the Police Now leadership training programme. Using an established psychometric EI assessment, Emotions and Behaviours at Work, scores were collected and benchmarked. Results showed that participants rated themselves as comparatively low on Influence and Decisiveness and high on Conscientiousness and Rules. We discuss findings in terms of attitudes to the public and towards evidence-based policing, as well as potential selection, training, and research implications.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz039
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Applying Research beyond the Ivory Tower: Reflections from Police Now
    • Authors: Fenn L; Marks J, Christoforides K, et al.
      Pages: 135 - 145
      Abstract: This paper shares reflections on Police Now's experience working collaboratively with academic researchers to help embed evidence and support innovation in a police leadership development programme with police forces across England and Wales. To increase the likelihood of successful collaboration and the potential of research evidence achieving traction at all levels of policing, we focus on the importance of researchers and practitioners understanding the contextual pressures both groups are confronted with and the need to identify opportunities for two-way engagement and collaborative reflection, from research design through to the dissemination. Police Now's reflections and experience thus point to the value of participatory action research (PAR) approaches. The paper holds relevance for police and academics in how to foster successful research collaborations for the benefit of policing.
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/pay104
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Reflections on Project Managing a Home Office Funded Collaborative
           Multi-Stakeholder Research Project
    • Authors: Peters E; Stanko E, Merrett R.
      Pages: 146 - 160
      Abstract: Combining attention to the dynamics of collaborative relationships with standard project management techniques, this article describes and reflects on the approach taken by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in the delivery of a Home Office Police Innovation Fund research project. The research project, with several work streams, focused on the development of the evidence base to inform the design and implementation of the College of Policing’s new Police Education Qualifications Framework graduate entry programme for police officers. The article comments on managing a complex collaboration comprising MOPAC, three academic research teams, Police Now and the College of Policing, and discusses the relationship between the project and the evolving policy environment. In conclusion, the article makes some observations about the value of a tri-partite collaboration between policy, practice, and research and the insights gained through this experience, which may offer guidance in the future management of collaborative projects.
      PubDate: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz058
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • Knutsson, J. and Tompson, L., eds. (2017). Advances in Evidence Based
           PolicingLum, C. and Koper, C .S. (2017).Evidence-Based Policing:
           Translating Research into Practice
    • Authors: Pease K.
      Pages: 161 - 165
      Abstract: KnutssonJ and TompsonL, eds. (2017). Advances in Evidence Based Policing. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-1369873-4 (Hardback), £110.00; ISBN: 978-0-367-226657 (Paperback), £36.99; ISBN: 978-1-315-51829-9 (ebook) 231 pages
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz046
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
  • J. Brown, Y. Shell and T. Cole (2015). Forensic Psychology: Theory,
           Research, Policy and Practice
    • Authors: Bozga A.
      Pages: 162 - 165
      Abstract: BrownJ, ShellY and ColeT (2015). Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice. London: Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-4739-1194-9. 386 pages (paperback).
      PubDate: Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/police/paz025
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2019)
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