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Communities Responding to Disasters: Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers

Manly Beach

“This handbook draws on and complements current and ongoing activity in spontaneous volunteer management, and builds on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster resilience sector in Australia and internationally.”

Source: Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (2017) and available from this link (open access). 

Police Effectiveness in a Changing World: Slough site report

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“Throughout the project we drew on the wider evidence-base on police effectiveness to promote local partnerships, to better deal with the ‘changing world’ and to find sustainable solutions to local crime problems. Most importantly we sought to learn lessons from the process of working with forces on the ground.”

Source: The Police Foundation (UK) and available from this link (open access).

What to Expect From Agile

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“The purpose of this article is to shed light on agile as a management practice. To do this, I report on a detailed case study of the operations of ING bank in the Netherlands, which has adopted agile across its headquarters in Amsterdam. Though ING’s Dutch operations are less than three years into the process — and it’s therefore premature to declare the initiative a success — taking a deep dive into the organization’s early experience with adopting agile is nonetheless instructive.”

Source: Birkinshaw, J. (2018). MIT Sloan Management Review, and available on request from AIPM Library.

Criminal Justice Law Reform Challenges for the Future


“This chapter will examine Australia’s addiction to prison. It will commence by examining where we have arrived at in relation to our use of imprisonment, and why we must turn this around. In particular, it will consider the monetary and non-monetary costs of imprisonment, and the evidence on the crime prevention effects of prison. It will then posit what a new future in criminal justice might look like, drawing inspiration from recent development in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). The role of the media, research on sentencing and public opinion, impact on victims, and the emerging case for justice reinvestment will also be considered.”

Source:  Bartels, L. (2017). New Directions for Law in Australia (Chapter 9) and available from this link (open access).

How public inquiries can lead to change


“To ensure public inquiries can lead to real change, the report calls for: government to systematically explain how it is responding to inquiry recommendations ; select committees to examine annual progress updates from government on the state of implementation ; public inquiries to publish interim reports in the months, rather than years, after events ; expert witnesses to be involved in developing the recommendations of inquiries.”

Source: Norris, E. & Shepheard, M. (2017). UK Institute for Government and available from this link (open access).

The Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic: As Overdoses Become a Leading Cause of Death, Police, Sheriffs, and Health Agencies Must Step Up Their Response

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“Never has PERF worked on an issue more vexing and painful than the opioids crisis that the  United States is now facing. In just one year, 2016, nearly as many people died from opioid overdoses as all U.S. fatalities during the entire course of the Vietnam War. And despite the huge amount of hard work and thoughtful strategies that police chiefs and sheriffs have thrown at this problem over the last few years, the crisis has not yet peaked. It is still getting worse, according to federal statistics.”

Source: Police Executive Research Forum and available from this link (open access).


Police leadership: the challenges for developing contemporary practice

Little Manly

“In recent years, police leadership integrity and standards have been positioned as central to the professionalisation agenda of the police service England and Wales . The purpose of this paper is to explore the challenges for developing innovative, more people-oriented approaches to leadership in a command environment like the police.”

Source: Davis, C., & Bailey, D. (2017). International Journal of Emergency Services and available from this link (subscription journal).

Categories: Leadership, Police

Leadership to create public value and Q-methodology


“Quoc Vo from Thames Valley Police worked with Professor Jean Hartley from The Open University as a Senior Practitioner Fellow on the leadership to create public value research project. Quoc talks about the study of how police officers and staff, as well as public service partners and members of the public see the most important policing priorities and pioneering the use of Q-methodology.”

Source: Vo, Q. (2017). The Open University Business School YouTube Channel and available from this link (open access).

Expert Panel on Terrorism and Violent Extremism Prevention and Response Powers: Reports 1 and 2


“The panel was tasked with examining and evaluating the operation and effectiveness of Victoria’s key legislation and related powers and procedures of relevant agencies to prevent, monitor, investigate and respond to terrorism. The second report from the panel extends the focus of the first report to include the full spectrum of policies and programs to prevent and intervene early in relation to emerging risks of violent extremism, or to respond rapidly to risks after they have eventuated.”

Source: Lay, K. & Harper, D. (2017). Government of Victoria and available from this link (open access).

Working the Spaces in between: A Case Study of a Boundary-Spanning Model to Help Facilitate Cross-Sectoral Policy Work

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“Since the 1990s, ‘joined-up government,’ ‘whole-of-government,’ and ‘horizontal governance’ approaches have emerged in many industrialized countries, resulting in the devolution of government functions to diverse policy networks. From these shifts, complex systems of networked actors have emerged, involved in designing, implementation, and influencing policy.”

Source: Carey, G., Landvogt, K., & Corrie, T. (2017).  Australian Journal of Public Administration and available from this link (subscription journal).