Professional and Community Partnerships Research Paper by michaelbourt

Professional and Community Partnerships
An examination of the role of the police in terms of partnership formation and implementation.
# 147349 | 4,370 words | 20 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Mar 24, 2011 in Public Administration (General) , Criminology (General)

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This paper looks at the role of the police in terms of partnership formation and implementation on the basis of police partnership with statutory, non-statutory and community partnerships. Both legal and non legal methods adopted by the police in partnership processes are discussed in detail, along with the theoretical assumptions which have driven such developments. In order to provide such discussion with an effective contextual foundation, the nature of police partnerships with other agency actors is directly applied to a relevant case study example. The case study concerned is the author's recent placement at the Bradford Motor Education Project (BMEP) which aims to assist young people who experience problems in the traditional standardised education process. It is hoped that through such partnership processes it will be possible to reduce the number of young people who engage in crime and anti social behaviour.

From the Paper:

"As suggested at numerous points above, one of the most prevalent social issues of concern in recent years has been crime and anti social behaviour. Moreover, it is clearly the case that the police have been required to engage with a plethora of other actors in order to ensure effective policy and action is taken against such concerns. As such, various examples provided above of collaboration between police forces and other statutory structures like education professionals and social services exemplify recent trends. However, the basic nature of crime and anti social behaviour requires that effective engagement is undertaken by police with local communities. The foundations of such theoretical prescriptions have their basis in the 1980s. In particular, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 was legislated in order to legally ensure effective police engagement with local communities (Douglas, 2009). A number of criticisms of police engagement at the community level led to the passing of the act. For example, the Scarman Report, 1982 highlighted the degree to which the 1981 riots in Brixton were severely exacerbated by a total lack of engagement between the police and the local Afro-Caribbean community. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Balloch, S & Taylor, M (2001) Partnership Working: policy and practice. London: The Policy Press.
  • BMEP (no date) Bradford Motor Education Project {online} Available at [Accessed 25/02/10]
  • Cheminais, R (2009) Effective Multi Agency Partnerships: putting 'Every Child Matters' into Practice. London: Sage.
  • Community Development Unit (2004) The role of education in enhancing life chances and preventing offending {online} Available at [Accessed 25/02/10]
  • Douglas, A (2009) Partnership Working. London: Routledge.

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