Professional Police Practice: Scenarios and Dilemmas

Paperback | July 13, 2013

EditorP. A. J. Waddington, Martin Wright

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This ground-breaking book offers a practitioner-oriented overview of professional standards in all aspects of policing. With a radical, scenario-based approach, featuring both the extraordinary and the seemingly mundane, it aims to capture some of the complexities and interpretations that formthe basis of such professional standards in policing today. Awareness of professional ethics has become not only a central requirement of officers seeking promotion to the senior ranks, but also a necessity within the training framework of UK policing, so the editors have brought togethercontributions from both practitioners and academics in order to stimulate debate and present contrasting views.Split into five parts, each begins with a realistic scenario posing a distinctive dilemma, not just ethical but also legal and political. Ranging from community policing and the use of intelligence to problems arising from the conduct of superiors, the scenarios invite the reader to place themselvesin the midst of an acute policing dilemma and asks how they would navigate an appropriate path through it to a desirable end. As the reader considers such questions, contributions from police officers both in the UK and abroad, as well as academics connected to the policing world, offer personal andprofessional responses to the situation at hand - resulting in wildly differing but no less important opinions. Finally, each of the five parts concludes with commentary from the editors which, rather than offer solutions, seeks to frame both the scenario and response within a more neutral setting.Equally, and perhaps understandably, these commentaries also throw into sharp relief the plethora of opinions and perspectives that have yet to be addressed. Professional Police Practice represents a considered but innovative evaluation of the nature of professional standards within policing, using common, everyday dilemmas that any police officer would recognise. By drawing on a range of opinions, from different areas of policing and differentjurisdictions, the editors hope to inspire a degree of reflection and self-examination in anyone, either within policing or connected to it, as they consider the dilemma and their own response to it, and challenge them to recognise similar difficulties in their own operational roles.

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This ground-breaking book offers a practitioner-oriented overview of professional standards in all aspects of policing. With a radical, scenario-based approach, featuring both the extraordinary and the seemingly mundane, it aims to capture some of the complexities and interpretations that formthe basis of such professional standards in...

P. A. J. Waddington is Professor of Social Policy and Honorary Director of the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection at the University of Wolverhampton. He has over 30 years of academic research and is the initiator of the BSc (Hons) Policing degree. Dr Martin Wright, a retired police inspector, is the Director of the Ce...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:July 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199639183

ISBN - 13:9780199639182

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Part One - Police Practice and Ethics1. P.A.J. Waddington: Introduction2. John Kleinig: Reflections on Teaching Police Ethics with ScenariosPart Two - The Compromised Senior Officer3. Scenario: The Compromised Senior Officer4. Jenny Fleming and Juani O'Reilly: Addressing the Scenario: Integrity Insights and Dangerous Liaisons5. Peter Neyroud and Colin Paine: Addressing the Scenario: A Socratic Police Dialogue6. P.A.J. Waddington: Editor's CommentaryPart Three - 'A Free Cup of Coffee' Problem7. Scenario: 'A Free Cup of Coffee'8. Sarah Stewart: Addressing the Scenario: Ethical Policing Practice in Community Policing9. P.A.J. Waddington: Editor's CommentaryPart Four - Community Negotiation10. Scenario: Community Negotiation11. Vern Neufeld Redekop: Addressing the Scenario: Mutual Respect, Complexity and Community Dialogue: Charting a New Path12. P.A.J. Waddington: Editor's Commentary13. Vern Neufeld Redekop: Author's ResponsePart Five - Intelligence14. Scenario: Intelligence15. Steve Darroch: Addressing the Scenario: The Dilemmas of Intelligence and Ethical Police Practice: Policing Terrorism and Managing Covert Human Sources16. P.A.J. Waddington: Editor's Commentary17. Steve Darroch: Author's ResponsePart Six - Public Order18. Scenario: Public Order (Nuclear Power Plant)19. Monique Marks and Sean Tait: Addressing the Scenario: Nuclear Power Plant Scenario: Responding to a Complex Public Order Policing Situation20. Michael Messinger: Addressing the Scenario: Public Order Command: Dilemmas of Police Practice21. P.A.J. Waddington: Editor's Commentary