Author: Harry Tolley
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics
Many would-be entrants to the police service are unsuccessful because at some point in the assessment system they fail to demonstrate their full potential. Failure may be the result of a variety of factors such as: stress and anxiety; being unable to cope with the psychometric tests; having to perform in front of other people while being observed and evaluated. If you are applying to join a police force in England or Wales, How to Pass the Police Selection System will help you to do your very best in every part of the assessment and achieve your goal. It provides essential guidance on all aspects of the selection process, including: entry requirements and competencies; completion of the application form; the assessment centre; psychometric tests; role-play and written exercises; the assessment centre interview and the job-related fitness test, making it the most comprehensive guide to the new police recruitment procedures available.
Author: Peter Cox
Release Date: 2010-06-07
Genre: Social Science
This practical and accessible book is an essential purchase for anyone applying to become a police officer. With competition for jobs increasing, thorough preparation prior to assessment is more important than ever. This book is full of clear advice and guidance as well as providing essential practice in all areas of the recruitment process, from completing the application form, excelling at the written and verbal exercises, to passing the psychometric tests. Carefully structured around the seven core competencies assessed during recruitment, the book reinforces the skills and understandings necessary to become a police officer while increasing individual confidence and competence.
Author: Richard Malthouse
Publisher: Learning Matters
Release Date: 2009-03-18
Genre: Social Science
This book focuses on the Interactive Exercise, which forms a key part of the Police Recruit Assessment Process. The role play (as the exercise is often referred to) is traditionally the part of the recruitment test that candidates worry about most and find particularly difficult. The book clearly explains the role play process, making links to the Core Competencies and in particular examining issues of diversity. It offers a number of Interactive Exercises in the form of candidate and role player instructions and provides guidance on the completed exercises.
Author: K D Ricketts
Publisher: How to Books Limited
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Genre: Study Aids
This book provides step-by-step guidance on each and every phase of the police recruitment process. It takes you through the whole process from completing the application form correctly to practising for the various tests, exercises, role plays and interviews at the Assessment Centre, and preparing for the board interview before being confirmed in rank. Written by a serving police officer, this book is for the person on the street who wants to join the police force, and for Community Support Officers and Special Constables who want to become Police Constables. It focuses closely on the role of a Police Officer and develops your understanding of the position for which you are applying.
Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Release Date: 2009-08-06
Genre: Social Science
Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a “first-look” reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems’ response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.