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ANNOUNCEMENT:

THE POLICE STUDENT: Brand new series for police degree entry recruits coming soon to Policing Insight!

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Policing Insight is delighted to announce plans to launch a brand-new series in the New Year called THE POLICE STUDENT to support the learning of thousands of new degree entry recruits joining the police service in England and Wales.

Policing Insight is set to launch a brand-new series – The Police Student – for new degree entry recruits to the police service.

Launching on Policing Insight in January 2020, The Police Student will automatically be available to all subscribers to Policing Insight and will offer new recruits unique content to help support them through the academic element of their police training.

How to access the The Police Student series

The series will be available to all subscribers with either an individual subscription purchased via the website or those benefiting from subscriber access via their organisation’s subscription.

Most police forces and many relevant academic institutions already have an organisation wide subscription to Policing Insight, so just register a free account using your police force or academic institution email address and you will be automatically upgraded to subscriber access if there is an organisation wide subscription in place.

If you would like to subscribe to Policing Insight or discuss subscription packages for your organisation, please contact: Ri[email protected]

We have published the first article, “Your introduction to Evidence-Based Policing”, early as a preview to the series.

Policing Insight’s Editor Tina Orr-Munro said: “We’re delighted to announce this new series. For some time now there has been an increasing shift towards adopting an evidence-based policing approach. With the introduction of degree entry for new recruits, the changes to police recruitment reflect that shift. It also reflects Policing Insight’s remit which is to promote the best of policing based on what works.”

Each month, Policing Insight will publish an in depth article written by Policing Insight’s Academic Editor, Carina O’Reilly, aimed at promoting new degree recruits’ learning and understanding of policing and how it impacts on the day-to-day delivery of policing.

This first tranche of articles will focus on one element of Evidence-Based Policing – from the meaning of the term, and its development over the last decades, to why the College of Policing has embedded the use of research evidence into the PEQF curriculum.

Carina O’Reilly said: “Topics will range from the research available on policing hotspots, and situational crime prevention, to the emerging evidence around body-worn video and other cutting edge technology.

Series Author of The Police Student

Carina oReillyCarina O’Reilly is Academic Editor of Policing Insight, and also a policing academic at Anglia Ruskin University, where she is Course Leader for the Policing and Criminal Justice degree and the MA in Contemporary Policing. Carina leads the Evidence-Based Policing modules delivered as part of ARU’s policing portfolio, and has been heavily involved in curriculum development for the new pre-join degrees. Her research is focused on neighbourhood policing and community engagement.

“We will also look at the difficulties involved in assessing research evidence in policing work – and why it’s so hard to embed the use of evidence in police organisations. All of these speak directly to elements of the College of Policing’s PEQF curriculum, and will help students – and the officers supervising them – understand these key topics and develop their assignments.” 

In addition to the articles, each Police Student article will include links to a range of material selected from Policing Insight’s extensive online library of over 2,000 articles.

Tina Orr-Munro added: “Our articles include research, analysis and opinion pieces which touch on all aspects of policing. Students will be able to draw upon and reference them for their written assignments, but also use them to increase their understanding and appreciation of the complexity of the policing world they will be entering.”

Content

The articles will be supplemented by relevant articles from the Policing Insight library.

The content for year one will focus on the following areas:

  • Crime science and the development of EBP
  • Targeting, testing and tracking: The experimental approach
  • What is evidence? The debate
  • Policing models: SARA, Problem-orientated policing, Problem-solving in neighbourhood policing
  • What works? Rational choice theory, routine activity theory, and situational crime prevention
  • The development of police professionalisation
  • Hotspots and place-based prevention
  • Body Worn Video
  • Individual-focused strategies
  • Neighbourhood-based interventions
  • Implementation problems and how to spot them
  • Embedding EBP in organisations
  • Overcoming obstacles to evidence-based policing

How to access the The Police Student series

The series will be available to all subscribers with either an individual subscription purchased via the website or those benefiting from subscriber access via their organisation’s subscription.

Most police forces and many relevant academic institutions already have an organisation wide subscription to Policing Insight, so just register a free account using your police force or academic institution email address and you will be automatically upgraded to subscriber access if there is an organisation wide subscription in place.

If you would like to subscribe to Policing Insight or discuss subscription packages for your organisation, please contact: [email protected]

Graduation Caps Thrown in the AirTHE POLICE STUDENT: Your introduction to Evidence-Based Policing
What is Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) and why is the College of Policing keen to incorporate this approach into police work? To coincide with the announcement of our forthcoming series, THE POLICE STUDENT, Policing Insight’s Academic Editor Carina O’Reilly explores the shift towards Evidence-Based Policing and the value it potentially brings.


One Response to “THE POLICE STUDENT: Brand new series for police degree entry recruits coming soon to Policing Insight!”

  1. Avatar Matty says:

    This is fantastic news and I will promote this amongst students on our [York St John University] Policing degrees.

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