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NCJ Number: 92201 Find in a Library
Title: Integration of Theory With Practice - Jargon, or a Prescription for Police Training
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:(October-December 1983)  Pages:311-318
Author(s): M Taylor
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In the United Kingdom (UK), there is an increasing need to recognize and develop the role of the constable in the police service through the development of specialist training and more importantly, through identification of theoretical and practical relationships, to provide a rational basis for this training.
Abstract: Managerial concepts have been emphasized as the most important aspects of higher police education in the UK. Managerial training should not be devalued, but recruit, force, and specialist training for noncommand ranks should be revalued. To integrate theory and practice, training procedures would have to be developed for particular communication situations in which police officers find themselves rather than for some general abstract notion of communication. This could be very helpful in dealing with troublesome groups of youths and has implications for teaching discriminations between interactive encounters -- where police need to exercise control -- and those where they do not. A related area that would benefit from such training is the use of force by police officers in their encounters with civilians. Nine references and one diagram are included.
Index Term(s): Constables; In-service Training; Police education; Staff development training; United Kingdom (UK)
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