International Perspectives on Police Education and Training
Edited by Perry Stanislas
Routledge – 2013 – 326 pages
Training and education constitutes the backbone of a significant amount of police activity and expenditure in developing the most important resources involved in policing work. It also involves an array of actors and agencies, such as educational institutions which have a long and important relationship with police organizations.
This book examines the role of education and training in the development of police in the contemporary world. Bringing together specialist scholars and practitioners from around the world, the book examines training methods in the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada, China, France, Hungary , India, the Netherlands, St Lucia and Sweden.
The book throws light on important aspects of public service policing, and new areas of public and private provision, through the lens of training and development. It will be of interest to policing scholars and those involved in professional and organizational development worldwide.
"This impressive collection assembles a stellar international team of experts to discuss developments in police education. Perry Stanislas, a leading authority on community relations and police training, has achieved wonders in bringing together a truly global perspective on an issue that is the bedrock of police professionalisation. It will be of value to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, educators, and all who are concerned about a pivotal institution."
Robert Reiner, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, LSE, UK.
"This is an excellent text that provides a careful analysis of the professionalisation agenda in policing across the world. This book is a crucial source for anyone interested in examining the demands on policing and the attempts of police training and education to prepare police personnel for the unique challenges they face."
Dr Stephen Tong, Director of Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
"This book gives recognition to the crucial role played by education and training in all aspects of policing. Whether it is in the context of police officers’ skills and competencies, police reform, the professionalisation of policing, or trends in police organizations globally, the contributors have something interesting and significant to say about it. For anyone who wants to understand where the future of policing lies, this is an essential text."
Professor Kenneth B. Scott, Centre for Criminal Justice and Police Studies, University of the West of Scotland, UK.
1. Introduction, 2. An overview of police training in the United States; historical development, current trends and critical issues: the evidence, M. Berlin 3. Police training and education and university collaboration in Australia, T. Green and A. Moreton 4. Challenges and dilemmas facing university based police education and training in Britain, P. Stanislas 5. Perspectives of police training and education: the Canadian experience, S. Wyatt and N. Bell 6. Developing occupational competency profiles: the Netherlands experience, H. Peteers 7. Police training reform in India: bringing knowledge-based learning to the Indian police service, P. Neyroud and N. Wain 8. Firearms and self-defence training in Sweden, J. Berilsson and P. Johnsson 9. Police use of force issues in Canada, A. Arsenault and T. Hinton 10. How violence comes to French police: the role of violence in the socialisation and training of the French police, C. de Bellaing 11. Police training and education in Hugary, F. Sandor 12. A review of police education and training in China, T. Yingtou 13. Transforming St. Lucian policing through recruit training in a context of high crime, P. Stanislas 14. Getting back to Peel: PSCO training in England and Wales, A. Crisp 15. New perspectives on police training and education: lessons from the private sector, A. Wakefield and M. Button 16. Police training in America: changes in the new millennium, A. Chappell 17. Conclusion.
Perry Stanislas has over 30 years international experience in non-state and state policing. He was the first full-time civilian policy advisor for a police organization specializing in human resource management and quality of service.