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Tasmania Police moves towards professionalisation


Riley, C and Curtis, P and Julian, R, Tasmania Police moves towards professionalisation, Australian Police Journal, (September) pp. 116-123. ISSN 0005-0024 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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It has been argued that raising the professional status of police will lead to greater job satisfaction by police. It may also lead to increased efficiencies and positive perceptions by the people the police serve (Kleinig, 1996). In 2008 Tasmania Police and the University of Tasmania commenced collaborative work to align police training and higher education. This initial action identified disciplines which had clear pathways for academic achievement within the recruit curriculum and a subsequent memorandum of understanding was adopted (Julian & Adams, 2010). The partnership between both agencies worked towards unitisation of many parts of the recruit curriculum and subsequently the promotional or developmental training process. The final outcome is the ability for Tasmanian Police Officers to achieve University accreditation alongside their career experience and achievements. In essence it brings an evidence based approach to a career that has been predominantly based on experience learning. Whilst policing is yet to be accepted as a clear profession (Lanyon, 2009) this potentially paves the way for future recognition of police as experts in their field.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:police education, training. professionalisation
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:Julian, R (Professor Roberta Julian)
ID Code:137034
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-29
Last Modified:2020-02-28
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