The college of policing: Police education and research in England and Wales

Colin Rogers, Bethan Smith

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Abstract

Educating police officers has been a topical subject for many years. Since the days of August Vollmer at the start of the twentieth century, how police officers were educated was open to discussion and sometimes quite emotional debate. Vollmer was the first police chief to require that police officers attain college degrees, and persuaded the University of California to teach criminal justice. In 1916, UC Berkeley established a criminal justice programme, headed by Vollmer. At Berkeley, he taught O. W. Wilson, who went on to become a professor and continued his efforts to professionalise policing, by being the first to establish the first Police science degree at Municipal University of Wichita (now Wichita State University). This is often seen as the start of criminal justice as an academic field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education and Police
Subtitle of host publicationAn International View
EditorsColin Rogers, Bernhard Frevel
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter5
Pages87-106
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319583860
ISBN (Print)9783319644080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2018

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Rogers, C., & Smith, B. (2018). The college of policing: Police education and research in England and Wales. In C. Rogers, & B. Frevel (Eds.), Higher Education and Police: An International View (1st ed., pp. 87-106). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58386-0_5
Rogers, Colin ; Smith, Bethan. / The college of policing : Police education and research in England and Wales. Higher Education and Police: An International View. editor / Colin Rogers ; Bernhard Frevel. 1st. ed. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 87-106
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Higher Education and Police: An International View. ed. / Colin Rogers; Bernhard Frevel. 1st. ed. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. p. 87-106.

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