Police education and critical thinking : a case study of Singapore police program

Dean, Geoff (2006) Police education and critical thinking : a case study of Singapore police program. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Today, 31(2), pp. 1-15.


The focus of the paper is on the role of critical thinking in assisting police officers to make the transition from a procedurally-based method of training to a higher education style of learning that emphasizes a self-directed, reflective form of professional practice. A specially-designed university course for the Singapore Police Force is used as a case study to highlight the journey from training to education.

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ID Code: 8487
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: g.dean@qut.edu.au
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Academy of Criminal Justice Science
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 00:09

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