OPINION: The wide-ranging debate about responses to violence against women in Australia has included proposals for all women police stations; but researchers Dr Amanda Porter (University of Melbourne), journalist Ann Deslandes, Dr Crystal McKinnon (RMIT University) and Dr Marlene Longbottom (University of Wollongong) believe such a move is likely to be ineffective in addressing the real issues, particularly for females in Indigenous communities.
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Continuing a new series of The Police Student, Policing Insight Academic Editor Dr Carina O’Reilly takes a closer look at the key debates concerning police culture and identity, and explores issues around police legitimacy, the problems of machismo and racial prejudice, whether officers are born or made, and the crucial role current students have to play in the evolution of modern policing culture.
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If you’re embarking on one of the latest police training routes – whether it's a policing degree, a degree apprenticeship or a postgraduate qualification – you will be among the first cohorts to study a degree course specifically designed to prepare you for the challenges of the job; Policing Insight Academic Editor Dr Carina O’Reilly explains how the courses differ, and offers tips on the best sources and resources to help you get the most from your studies.