Police Organization and Training

Innovations in Research and Practice

  • M.R. Haberfeld
  • Curtis A. Clarke
  • Dale L. Sheehan

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About this book


Criminal enterprises are growing in sophistication. Terrorism is an ongoing security threat. The general public is more knowledgeable about legal matters. These developments, among others,necessitate new methods in police work--and in training new recruits and in-service officers. Given these challenges, improvements in training are a vital means of both staying ahead of lawbreakers and delivering the most effective services to the community.

Police Organization and Training surveys innovations in law enforcement training in its evolution from military-style models toward continuing professional development, improved investigation methods, and overall best practices. International dispatches by training practitioners,academics, and other experts from the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong,and elsewhere emphasize blended education methods, competency-building curricula, program and policy development, and leadership concepts. These emerging paradigms and technologies, coupled with a clear focus on ethical issues, provide a lucid picture of the future of police training in both educational and law enforcement contexts. In addition, the book's training templates are not only instructive but also adaptable to different locales. Featured in the coverage:

  • ·        Simulation technology as a training tool.
  • ·        The Investigation Skill Education Program and the Professionalizing Investigation Program.
  • ·        Redesigning specialized advanced criminal investigation and training.
  • ·        A situation-oriented approach to addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • ·        Developments in United Nations peacekeeping training.
  • ·        Combating modern piracy

Police Organization and Training is a key resource for researcher sand policymakers in comparative criminal justice, police and public administration, and police training academies. It also has considerable utility as a classroom text in courses on policing and police administration.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M.R. Haberfeld
    • 1
  • Curtis A. Clarke
    • 2
  • Dale L. Sheehan
    • 3
  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNEW YORKUSA
  2. 2.EdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Royal Canadian Mounted Police, InterpolLyonFrance

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