From indifference to hostility – organisational responses to graduate officers
Cockcroft, T. and Hallenberg, K. 2016. From indifference to hostility – organisational responses to graduate officers.
|Authors||Cockcroft, T. and Hallenberg, K.|
The relationship between Higher Education (HE) and the knowledge and skill requirements of police officers remains a contentious policy area in the United Kingdom, not least in the light of recent calls for all officers to be educated to degree level.
Twenty-eight graduate police officers from a large urban police force were interviewed, using semi-structured interviews, and the resultant qualitative data subjected to thematic analysis using NVivo software.
A number of key themes will developed throughout the presentation. First, that HE has the potential to substantially impact on police officers’ sense of ‘self’. Second, that resistance to some officers with experience of HE can be seen as reflecting some of the values of traditional police cultures.
|Keywords||policing, higher education, police education|
|Conference||American Society of Criminology Annual Conference|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||30 Jun 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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