Improving police probationer training through a democratic research process

Alexandrou, A. and Davis, J. (2005) Improving police probationer training through a democratic research process. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 10 (2). pp. 245-256. ISSN 1747-5112

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13596740500200204


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This work maps the evolution of a methodology that adopts a democratic approach to researching the voice of interested parties to better inform professional practice. This is an attempt to ensure that professionals responsible for serving the public do so in a way that matches popular expectations. Whilst set in the context of police training, this issue is also of significance for a range of services where there is direct professional/public interaction. In terms of impact, the outcome of this approach to refine police probationer training was embraced by the Home Office who subsequently modified its requirements for such training to directly reflect the recommendations of the inquiry described in this article. As a result of this, the author has been invited as consultant to assist other universities and police forces involved in designing programmes for the professional development of police officers. Davies is equal co-author with Alexandrou.
Uncontrolled Keywords:police, probationer training, democratic research process
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Education
ID Code:5998
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:11
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