Doing the job! Expectations of police recruits (pre- and post- graduate entry)

Mccanney, John and Taylor, Julie ORCID logo ORCID: (2023) Doing the job! Expectations of police recruits (pre- and post- graduate entry). Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, 17 (1). paac104. Item availability may be restricted.

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This research explores the views of police recruits from cohorts pre and post the introduction of the graduate entry scheme. Recruits at the end of their initial training period were asked about their role and their expectations of policing. The views of recruits from these different cohorts are compared to understand whether the new graduate programme inculcated different views than the previous training programme. This research suggests that there are few differences between student officers who have completed the graduate training programme and those that did not. The findings suggest that there are deeply entrenched barriers and resistance to the change process. If change is to be achieved, it will require that the commitment of several stakeholders including the graduate officers themselves.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1752-4520
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Policing and Criminology
Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2023 15:48
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2024 20:15
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