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Education, Training, and Police Reform

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posted on 2023-05-22, 19:31 authored by Gary Cordner
More and better training tends to be cited in a reflexive, knee-jerk way as an obvious solution (sometimes the obvious solution) to contemporary police problems. This chapter takes a careful and realistic look at police education and training in relation to common criticisms of modern policing, such as excessive use of force, over-enforcement, and racial profiling. It argues that training, by itself, is not likely to have substantial impact on police performance. Other police administrative systems, including supervision, leadership, and discipline have more direct impact on the behavior of police officers. When these other systems are aligned with police education and training, though, real change is most likely, both in the short and long term.

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Publication title

Rethinking and Reforming American Policing: Leadership Challenges and Future Opportunities

Editors

JA Schafer and RA Myers

Pagination

201-225

ISBN

3030888959

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Place of publication

Switzerland

Extent

16

Rights statement

Copyright 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

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  • Restricted

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Law enforcement

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