Policing the police: An analysis of practitioner views of the IOPC’s Learning the Lessons bulletins

Research Institution / Organisation

Canterbury Christ Church University

Principal Researcher

Name witheld

Level of Research


Project Start Date

October 2019

Research Context

This research intends to examine practitioner views on the work which is conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The researcher aims to ask practitioners about their interpretation of the Learning the Lessons bulletins and if they incorporate any of these proposed ideas into practice, whether that be within frontline policing, operational training programmes or in misconduct investigations.

The purpose of this study is to fill the gap within research into police misconduct; it will explore the views and opinions on the work that is conducted by the IOPC and how the police interpret this work. A review of the literature has highlighted how under researched police misconduct is. This work will be one of a very few numbers of projects that has been conducted, where the findings have been used to inform policing practice. The results of the study will aid the police in determining how they can incorporate the work of the IOPC into their own training programmes.

Research Methodology

This study aims at interviewing 16 to 20 participants who are based within Professional Standards and Learning & Development Teams.

Semi-structured interviews will be used where participants will be asked several questions regarding the 'Learning the Lessons Bulletins' and the IOPC.

Interim reports and publications

​Not available

Date due for completion

September 2021
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