Reflective practice is a key element of both police training and police practice in the 21st century. This text provides an essential guide to reflective practice for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in policing. Taking an accessible and practical approach, the book considers four broad areas. It looks at what reflective practice is, including practical models of reflection, and discusses why it is important. It examines reflective practice within the specific context of policing through a range of case studies and examples, and considers the vital role of reflective practice as part of continuing professional development.
The Police Student: An Adult Learner What is Reflective Practice? The Importance of Values and Beliefs Models of Reflection: A Practical Guide The First Steps: Relating Theory to Practice Strategies for Enhancing Reflection Reflecting for Life: Planning a Successful Career
Selina Copley is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Community and Criminal Justice at the University of Huddersfield and is currently involved in teaching reflective practice and lifelong learning to student police officers in West Yorkshire. As a qualified nurse she has spent the past 10 years within the criminal justice system and primarily the prison service, working to improve health service delivery, and teaching reflective practice to criminal justice staff.