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Article Number - 0A4AD6E3182


Vol.2(1), pp. 009-013 , January 2007

ISSN: 1990-3839


Review

Social work education and police in Papua New Guinea


Betty Lovai




School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea.


Email: lovaibp@upng.ac.pg






 Accepted: 08 December 2006  Published: 30 January 2007

Copyright © 2007 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The contribution of social work education to the professional capacity development of police officers commenced in 1974 when the Diploma in Police Studies was introduced at the University of Papua New Guinea under the Social Work Programme. In 2001, a study was conducted to assess the impact of social work education on police officers.  The study focused only on those police officers that were still employed by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. The information was collected through interview surveys using a structured questionnaire. This paper presents and discusses the respondents’ perception of how social work education is valued by the Department of Police.

 

Key words: Commissioner, commissioned and non commissioned officers, demotion, graduates, Police Act 1998, Police officers, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary


APA (2007). Social work education and police in Papua New Guinea. Educational Research and Reviews, 2(1), 009-013.
Chicago Betty Lovai. "Social work education and police in Papua New Guinea." Educational Research and Reviews 2, no. 1 (2007): 009-013.
MLA Betty Lovai. "Social work education and police in Papua New Guinea." Educational Research and Reviews 2.1 (2007): 009-013.
   
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