Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 October 2018

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198817475

Bookseller Code (06)

Professionalizing the Police

The Unfulfilled Promise of Police Training

Nigel G. Fielding

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Comprehensive evaluation of police training grounded in analysis of the nature of the contemporary police mission.
  • Police professionalism has come increasingly to the fore in recent years following a succession of policing scandals.
  • Systematic attention is given to the widespread call for evidence-based policing.
  • A balanced account that presents both the pros and cons of given policies and practices, and weighs these up to give an overall evaluation..
  • Focuses on contemporary police research, the theorization of police legitimacy, and community policing, and draws on conceptualisations developed in socio-legal studies and in ethnographic studies of occupational culture.
  • Draws on primary material from three current projects, including a HEFCE/Home Office-funded study examining the effects of counter-terrorist work on professional policing and the effects of the increasing reliance on digital technologies on professional service delivery.

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