Higher Education and Police

An International View

  • Colin Rogers
  • Bernhard Frevel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Professionalisation

  3. Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Zheng Chen
      Pages 107-121
    3. José-Vicente Tavares dos Santos
      Pages 123-154
    4. André Konze, Detlef Nogala
      Pages 155-177
  4. Application

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book


This edited collection is concerned with the ideas, challenges, demands and framework of conditions behind police education from an international perspective. Whilst not directly concerned with a classical comparison of education concepts from different countries, the broad range of international contributors consider issues such as professionalization programmes, how higher education programmes influence police organizations, as well how higher education influences police practice in a global context.

Examining a wide array of countries from Germany to China and Brazil to show the flawed nature of an education system based purely upon an approach concerned with police officer numbers, the editors of this book argue for the need for greater scientific education among police around the world to meet contemporary developments. A timely and well-informed study, this book meets a crucial gap in the literature and will serve as an important contribution to existing work on policing, crime prevention, and theoretical criminology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Colin Rogers
    • 1
  • Bernhard Frevel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South Wales - PontypriddPontypriddUK
  2. 2.Institut für Polizei- & KriminalwissenschaftenFH für öffentliche Verwaltung NRWMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64408-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58386-0
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