عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Direct entry: Fairness, resilience and the impact on regular cops
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
ورود مستقیم: انصاف، انعطاف پذیری و تأثیر بر پلیس های معمولی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 64 (2021) 100442: doi:10:1016/j:ijlcj:2020:100442
The discourse emerging from the professionalization agenda focuses on a drive for new and diverse knowledge. The Direct Entry (DE) scheme in England and Wales is one practice that at- tempts to facilitate this. Controversial debates about operational experience and an over reliance on classroom-based learning, have become routine. By drawing on qualitative data from the Police Federation Pay and Morale Survey which explored perceptions of College of Policing initiatives, this paper reviews officer views on the DE scheme. The paper discusses the negativity surrounding the scheme and the consequences on both the scheme itself and the professional identity of officers. The authors conclude that without further engagement with frontline staff anda shift in what is viewed as credible knowledge, negative perceptions will prevail. Moreover, the article argues that officers’ can distance the new skills bought in through the Direct Entrants and reaffirm their own competence through processes of ‘othering’.
Keywords: Direct entry | Experience | Knowledge | Policing | Organisational justice | Othering