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Higher Education and Police

An International View

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  • Provides a critical examination of police education and training
  • Argues for greater scientific education among police across the world in meeting contemporary developments
  • Offers very useful contributions to the police training, education, and professionalization debates

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Innovation


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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of South Wales - Pontypridd, Pontypridd, UK

    Colin Rogers

  • Institut für Polizei- & Kriminalwissenschaften, FH für öffentliche Verwaltung NRW, Münster, Germany

    Bernhard Frevel

About the editors

Colin Rogers is Professor of Police Sciences and Head of Research at the International Centre for Policing and Security, The University of South Wales, UK. He is also a visiting Professor at Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia.

Bernhard Frevel is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Higher Education and Police

  • Book Subtitle: An International View

  • Editors: Colin Rogers, Bernhard Frevel

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-64408-0Published: 23 February 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87787-7Published: 10 May 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-58386-0Published: 14 February 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 274

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Crime Prevention, Quantitative Criminology, Violence and Crime, Rehabilitation

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