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Values in criminology and community justice$
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Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, and Paul Senior

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300359

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.001.0001

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Developments in police education in England and Wales: values, culture and ‘common-sense’ policing

Developments in police education in England and Wales: values, culture and ‘common-sense’ policing

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(p.187) Eleven Developments in police education in England and Wales: values, culture and ‘common-sense’ policing
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Values in criminology and community justice
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Craig Paterson

Ed Pollock

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0011

Since the ’crisis of legitimacy’ in policing during the 1970s, numerous attempts have been made to professionalise the Police Service in England and Wales. One enduring aspect of police professionalisation has involved an uneven and incomplete shift from training to education, yet the history of reform in this area has been littered with recurring themes of new ideas, cynicism, and eventual institutional memory loss. Most obviously, the resistance presented by police culture to the integration of ethical values into a pragmatically focused role suggests that ethical and legal principles can be viewed as obstacles by front-line police personnel. This article introduces key areas of the debate surrounding the underpinning ’values’ of policing, (sub)cultural resistance to these values, and policy implications for developments in police education and community policing.

Keywords:   Police education, Professionalisation, Values, Culture, Community policing

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