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Author Chan, Janet B. L.

Title Fair cop : learning the art of policing / Janet B. L. Chan ; with Chris Devery and Sally Doran
Published Toronto ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2003


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Description ix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Organizational Socialization and Professionalism -- 2. Research Organization and Methods / Janet Chan and Sally Doran -- 3. Joining the Organization -- 4. Learning at the Academy / Chris Devery -- 5. Learning in the Field -- 6. Taking On the Culture -- 7. Negotiating the Field -- 8. Doing Gender / Sally Doran and Janet Chan -- 9. Conclusion: Learning the Art of Policing
Summary Publisher's description: Police forces everywhere have been undergoing major social and organizational changes. In this, one of the few longitudinal studies of police socialization, Janet Chan, Christopher Devery, and Sally Doran present the complexity of police socialization under these changing conditions. Following 150 new police recruits through two years of training and apprenticeship, the authors question the traditional model of socialization that assumes a degree of stability and homogeneity in the organizational culture. They suggest that recruits' developmental paths can be much more varied and police culture is increasingly vulnerable to change. Drawing on interviews, observations, and questionnaires, the authors depict the complex processes by which recruits adapt, redefine, cope with, and make sense of the positive and negative aspects of their training and apprenticeship. Bringing together rigorous quantitative analyses with rich ethnographic description, Fair Cop provides new empirical data and theoretical understanding about the reproduction and change of police culture
Notes "This study was funded ... as a joint venture between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the New South Wales Police Service (NSWPS) ..."--P. [vii]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-334) and index
Subject New South Wales. Police Force.
New South Wales. Police
Police subculture -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Police training.
Police -- Attitudes.
Police training -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Police professionalization -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Police -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Attitudes.
Professional socialization -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Social surveys -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Police professionalization -- New South Wales
Professional socialization -- New South Wales
Author Devery, Chris.
Doran, Sally.
University of New South Wales.
New South Wales. Police Force.
LC no. 2003271422
ISBN 0802036635
0802084915 paperback