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2 Reform-based Training
Pages 21-26

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From page 21...
... TRAINING-BASED REFORM For over half a century, Global North nations including the United Kingdom and the United States have sought to reform police agencies in the Global South using what the committee considers an approach of training-based reforms. This approach views training as the primary vehicle by which the rule of law and protection of the public can be promoted.
From page 22...
... Second, what are all the steps needed to achieve the reform, including creating new units or appointing leaders, providing new technologies, creating partnerships with local community groups, and winning political support in the national legislature or from civil servants in key ministries? Then, only after these questions are answered, the reform plan would address this question: what training is needed to support such reform efforts?
From page 23...
... POLITICS OF POLICE REFORM Police reforms, including reforms of training programs, often face a range of obstacles or complicating factors. Some obstacles may come from resource constraints or technical challenges.
From page 24...
... In other contexts, police officer unions, fraternal or other secret societies, or religious groups may play equally powerful roles in shaping training decisions, often with little transparency or rationale. All these political dynamics of police training can pose complexity for foreign assistance donors.
From page 25...
... criminal justice systems, but there were also differences between the FBI and federal police in Argentina. In addition, there were also tensions in Argentina between politicians that promoted transformation, including changes in training, and police who were reluctant to accept it and between the newly arrived political authori ties and bureaucratic staff who remained from previous administrations.
From page 26...
... A more systematic approach to documenting and assessing train ing assistance efforts, including some tracking of results or even receptivity to the training, would create a written, institutional body of knowledge for future police training.

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