The prospective detective: Developing the effective detective of the future
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This study explored the challenges to ensuring that detectives are effective in the future. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 30 experienced detectives from five different police services in Australia and New Zealand. A content analysis of the interviews identified four main challenges for the future - the retention and recruitment of detectives; the rapid growth of technology; training and ongoing professional development; and accountability. The implications of these findings for having an effective and efficient detective workforce and developing practice-relevant research agenda are discussed.
Policing and Society
Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Policing and Society on 04 Aug 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10439463.2014.942845
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice