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Dilemmas and decision making in policing

Spooner, Emma and Cooper, Bob (2023) Dilemmas and decision making in policing. Critical Publishing, St Albans, UK. ISBN 9781915713124

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This is an essential text for student and early career police officers, exploring how they can effectively tackle operational dilemmas and make professional decisions. It examines contemporary challenges and encourages professionalism in the modern policing landscape by providing a range of realistic fictional scenarios relevant to frontline police officers. Key themes include procedural justice, legitimacy and control, managing risk, safeguarding, and human rights and values.

Through a clear structured framework, these scenarios explore how decisions are made and provide students and their educators with opportunities to discuss policing dilemmas in a safe space by exploring the links between theory and practice.

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Depositing User: Emma Spooner


Item ID: 16946
ISBN: 9781915713124
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 11:35
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023 11:45


Author: Emma Spooner
Author: Bob Cooper

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Faculty of Education and Society


Social Sciences > Criminology

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