Perspectives on policing

In this series of papers, authors offer their own perspectives on emerging debates, policy and practice in contemporary policing. The Police Foundation’s Perspectives on policing papers have been written for senior police officers, academics and those interested in deeper analysis of some of the big questions facing policing today.

This is a revised version of a paper by Auke van Dijk, Strategic Advisor, Dutch Police Service, Frank Hoogewoning, General Secretary, Police Education Council, The Hague and Maurice Punch, Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics which was originally published in the Belgian-Dutch quarterly Cahiers...
This paper examines whether police data on incidents of ‘sexting’ (‘youth produced sexual imagery’) can provide a reliable picture about the extent and nature of this phenomenon, including how the police service is responding. It also makes some suggestions about how the law might be...
This paper by Dr Sarah Charman presents findings from research conducted by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth on new recruits’ evolving attitudes to the role of police officers in the early years of their careers and the key influences...
The development of a Crime Severity Score for England and Wales by the Office for National Statistics represents an important step towards a more sophisticated, two dimensional understanding of police recorded crime data. In the first paper in the Perspectives on policing series Andy Higgins examines...