New Research Report: Character Virtues in Policing

15th September 2021Publications

As part of the ‘Virtues in the Professions’ project, a new research report exploring the moral practice of policing has been published. Character Virtues in Policing presents findings from research conducted with pre- and in-service police officers across police forces, and at universities, in the U.K. The project captured which character strengths were deemed most important to police officers and students – both personally and for the ideal policing professional – and explored how pre- and in-service police officers would choose to respond to morally challenging situations, and why. The findings from this research will inform the second phase of the project, which will include the development and trialling of an intervention that aims to cultivate professional phronesis. The report is available to read and download here.

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