Stephen examines the development of the use of reflective journals on the Policing Degree. Reflective e-journals are embedded into the Practice route, which allows the training police to reflect on their experience in the field. The use of the e-journal saves on paper work and easier to access for students and staff. Although this approach is voluntary it is proving invaluable for those new to policing the opportunity to evaluate their real life experiences and actions in the field. This enhances the experiences of the young police new to the rigours of policing in the community little known by them.
Senior Lecturer in Policing
De Montfort University