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Education, Training, and Police Reform


Cordner, G, Education, Training, and Police Reform, Rethinking and Reforming American Policing: Leadership Challenges and Future Opportunities, Springer International Publishing, JA Schafer and RA Myers (ed), Switzerland ISBN 3030888959 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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More and better training tends to be cited in a reflexive, knee-jerk way as an obvious solution (sometimes the obvious solution) to contemporary police problems. This chapter takes a careful and realistic look at police education and training in relation to common criticisms of modern policing, such as excessive use of force, over-enforcement, and racial profiling. It argues that training, by itself, is not likely to have substantial impact on police performance. Other police administrative systems, including supervision, leadership, and discipline have more direct impact on the behavior of police officers. When these other systems are aligned with police education and training, though, real change is most likely, both in the short and long term.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:police training, policing, accountability, education, use of force, community policing
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Cordner, G (Dr Gary Cordner)
ID Code:147677
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-11-11
Last Modified:2021-11-11

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