Normalising professional ethics within police practice

Wood, Dominic and Manning, Mark (2022) Normalising professional ethics within police practice. In: Character and Virtues in Professional Practice, 5th-7th January 2023, Oriel College, Oxford. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on character and virtues within the context of professional police practice. We argue that currently, the ethical dimensions of police work feature insufficiently in professional police debates, at a time when the contested nature of police work becomes ever more evident. The paper applies a virtue lens, drawing specifically upon MacIntyre’s notion of a practice, to redress this shortcoming. We identify and discuss opportunities to develop reflective, ethical practice as a routine, embedded approach to learning and development within policing through continuous professional development across all aspects of police work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional police practice, MacIntyre, practice, policing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mark Manning
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 13:54
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 13:54
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2744

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