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Routledge frontiers of criminal justice
Does a more academic type of police education produce new police officers that are reluctant to patrol the streets? What is the impact of gender diversity and political orientation on a police students' career aspirations and attitudes to policing? These are some of the questions addressed by this longitudinal project, following police students in seven European countries. The unique data material makes it possible to explore a wide range of topics relevant to the future development of policing, police education and police science more generally. PartI presents an overview of the different goals and models of police education in the seven participating countries. PartII describes what type of student is attracted to police education, taking into consideration educational background, political orientation and career aspirations. PartIII shows the social impact of police education by examining students' orientations towards emerging competence areas; students' career aspirations; and students' attitudes concerning trust, cynicism and legalism. The overall results show that police students are strikingly similar across different types of police education. Students in academic institutions are at least as interested in street patrolling as students in vocational training institutions. Gender and recruitment policies matters more in relation to career preferences than education models. The national context plays a more important role than the type of police education system. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars in policing, criminology, sociology, social theoryandcultural studies and those interested in how police education shapes its graduates.
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Cover Half Title Series Page Title Page Copyright Page Contents List of figures List of tables List of contributors Preface PART I Police education in seven European countries 1 A longitudinal and comparative European study of Recruitment, Education and Careers in the Police (RECPOL): what this project contributes to the development of police science 2 Police education in seven European countries in the framework of their police systems PART II Selecting police students 3 Diversity and academisation: who does police education attract? 4 Iceland as a microcosm of the effects of educational reform on police students' social background 5 Mirroring society: how politically representative are police students in Europe? 6 Understanding learning preferences and career aspirations of Norwegian police students from a comparative perspective PART III Shaping police students 7 Police students' values of enduring and emerging competence areas in police education 8 Horizontal and vertical career preferences and aspirations for male and female police recruits 9 Cynicism and (dis)trust in the police: self-selection or evolving attitudes? 10 Producing legalists or Dirty Harrys? Police education and field training 11 Selecting and shaping police students in Europe: main findings and discussion Index
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