Gum tree at Collins Beach
“In 2014, the world avoided a global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. ”
Source: Gates, B. (2015). TED talk (8:32 minutes) and available from this link.
Looking back to Manly Beach from Shelly Beach/Flickr
This paper discusses selected findings and implications of a recent qualitative Australian study, Community and Radicalisation, focusing on grassroots community and government perspectives about what radicalisation and violent extremism mean for Australian communities a decade after 11 September.
Source: Grossman, M. (2015). Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 10(1), and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.
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“Utilising a policy development and review model, an analysis of the problem posed by physical testing that is unadjusted for gender, is applied. As a result, it is recommended that police organisations objectively review recruitment processes and requirements to identify and eliminate unnecessary barriers to women’s entry to policing. It is also recommended that where fitness and agility tests are deemed essential to the job, the pass level is adjusted for gender.”
Source: Robinson, S. (2015). Salus Journal 3(2) and available from this link.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is making big moves with his agency, ushering in what he describes as “a new era of policing” called One City: Safe & Fair Everywhere.
Source: New York City Police Department and available from this link.
Manly Harbour/M. Hardy
This paper describes the need for, and the development of, a coding system to distil the quality and coverage of systematic reviews of the evidence relating to crime prevention interventions. The starting point for the coding system concerns the evidence needs of policymakers and practitioners.
Source: Johnson, S., Tilley, N. & Bowers, K. (2015). Journal of Experimental Criminology and available from this link.
Golden morning in Manly/Flickr
“This article argues that much of the narrative surrounding this new pathway into policing has been unhelpful and that it is time for a new mood. By considering the wider discipline of talent management, there is some useful learning, often described as the ‘war for talent’, that the police service will need to embrace.”
Source: Smith, R. (2015). The Police Journal, 88(2) and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.
“An architect of the “Boston miracle,” Rev. Jeffrey Brown started out as a bewildered young pastor watching his Boston neighborhood fall apart around him, as drugs and gang violence took hold of the kids on the streets. The first step to recovery: Listen to those kids, don’t just preach to them, and help them reduce violence in their own neighborhoods. It’s a powerful talk about listening to make change.”
Source: Brown, J. (2015). TED talk (18 minutes) and available from this link.
“Foot patrol work is rarely described in relation to public health, even though police routinely encounter health risk behaviors and environments. Through a qualitative study of foot patrol policing in violent ‘hotspots’ of Philadelphia, we explore some prospects and challenges associated with bridging security and public health considerations in law enforcement.”
Source: Wood, J. (2015). Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 16/3, and available for AIPM staff and students from this link.
“This guide has been developed to provide general guidance to public sector agencies undertaking structural change. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the literature on change management but rather to provide practical guidance and information on managing structural change.”
Source: WA Public Sector Commission and available from this link.