Perceptions of police training needs in cyber-crime

Harkin, Diarmaid and Whelan, Chad 2021, Perceptions of police training needs in cyber-crime, International Journal of Police Science and Management, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1177/14613557211036565.

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Title Perceptions of police training needs in cyber-crime
Author(s) Harkin, DiarmaidORCID iD for Harkin, Diarmaid orcid.org/0000-0002-9928-719X
Whelan, ChadORCID iD for Whelan, Chad orcid.org/0000-0002-2910-0983
Journal name International Journal of Police Science and Management
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2021-08-06
ISSN 1461-3557
1478-1603
Keyword(s) Cyber-crime
cyber-policing
policing
police training
Summary A common observation in the literature on cyber-crime policing is the need for more training. However, there is little detail of who within the police organisation requires training and what type of training may be needed. Based on survey and interview data from three specialist cyber-crime units in Australia, this article identifies that ‘lack of training’ is likely to have distinct meanings for different groups within the police: (a) front-line officers, (b) higher management, (c) generalist investigators, and (d) specialist investigators and civilians in cyber-crime units. Each of these groups is likely to face unique training needs that undermines the overall effectiveness of police organisations to respond to cyber-crime. The article explores the perceived training requirements across each of these groups and some potential ways in which they can be addressed in an effort to stimulate further research in this area focusing on the differentiated internal needs of police organisations.
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Language eng
DOI 10.1177/14613557211036565
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
160206 Private Policing and Security Services
1602 Criminology
1605 Policy and Administration
Socio Economic Objective 940404 Law Enforcement
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30154389

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