Educating the recruited and recruiting the educated: Can the new Police Education Qualifications Framework in England and Wales succeed where others have faltered

Ramshaw, Pauline and Soppitt, Sarah (2018) Educating the recruited and recruiting the educated: Can the new Police Education Qualifications Framework in England and Wales succeed where others have faltered. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 20 (4). pp. 243-250. ISSN 1461-3557

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Abstract

The complex and changing nature of policing and police work have become firmly embedded in police studies discourse, and reflected in ongoing discussion about contemporary police training and education programmes. Although much public policy debate on the desirability and necessity of higher education qualifications for police officers in England and Wales has intensified of late, the programmes themselves have consistently stalled when faced with challenge. This article provides some historical background to initial police training in England and Wales, and reflects on the College of Policing’s announcement of the new Police Education Qualifications Framework and accompanying entry routes into policing. The article presents a case for grounding initial police training within a university context, but with several key caveats identified towards the end of the article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Police training, England, Wales, higher education, Police Education Qualifications Framework
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 07:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37446

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