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[In this introduction to the book, some context to the authors is provided, their experience and positioning within the framework of policing, the College of Policing PEQF and its growing relationship with higher education and the academic arena. Each chapter is outlined, giving the reader a...
[The police professionalisation movement has resulted in the development of new pathways of training and education for new recruits. Guided by the College of Policing Police Education Qualifying Framework, the new models involve close collaboration with higher education institutes on programmes...
[In this chapter, Sirrell unravels some of the myths around the value of academic reading and researching and more, to assist the reader in their approach to the way in which they can bring new knowledge together. Using familiar decision-making models such as the National Decision-Making model,...
[As with all professions, there is always related terminology to learn that is almost like another language. Academic research is no stranger to the use of terminology that confounds many new (and sometimes seasoned) social science researchers. In this chapter, we seek to demystify some of those...
[Ethical practice is nothing new for those who work in the criminal justice sector and policing has its own Code of Ethics within which police practice is framed. The ethical practices required by social researchers are of similar ilk, ensuring the researcher follows a process of moral practice,...
[Drawing on the work of Finlay (2002) to conceptualise the journey of reflection and reflexivity, Eason takes the reader through the problems of bias, both conscious and unconscious and how we can mitigate this with the research design and implementation. The essence of the chapter invites the...
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