Developing employability for policing: An international undergraduate comparison

Ian Pepper, Peter Williams, Tracey Green, Rick Ruddell

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    Abstract

    How employability is developed by students is of immense importance to the individual and potential employers. Sharing practice in relation to the development of employability for policing helps shape curriculums to prepare students for their future careers and inform policy makers. Four universities teaching policing undergraduate programmes provided qualitative details of how employability is embedded within their studies. These were compared and contrasted to provide an international comparison. The findings suggest similarities in the ways which the generic employability skills and broader professional skills, such as ethics and reflective practice, are taught. However, differences in how technical/vocational skills are developed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe Police Journal
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    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016

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