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On the nature of experience and exclusivity: the police ‘closed shop’

Bryn Caless

in Policing at the Top

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9781447300168
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305507 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300168.003.0006
On the nature of experience and exclusivity: the police ‘closed shop’

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There is debate as to whether outsiders could undertake the role of chief officer successfully and whether or not a National Police Force is feasible. This chapter presents the balance of chief officer views in a challenging exploration of ‘late modern’ interpretations of the nature of policing.

Keywords: experience; constable-only entry; direct appointment; street credibility; National Police Force

Chapter.  11556 words. 

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