Knowledge Sharing Practices and Issues in Policing. A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Griffiths, Kerry and Birdi, Kamal and Alsina, Victòria and Andrei, Daniela and Baban, Adriana and Bayerl, Saskia and Bisogni, Fabio and Chirica, Sofia and Costanzo, Pietro and Gascó, Mila and Gruschinske, Mario and Horton, Kate and Jacobs, Gabriele and Jochoms, Theo and Krstevska Savovska, Katerina and Mirceva, Stojanka and Mouhanna, Christian and van den Oord, Ad and Otoiu, Catalina and Rajkovcevski, Rade and Ratiu, Lucia and Reguli, Zdenko (2016) Knowledge Sharing Practices and Issues in Policing. A Systematic Review of the Literature. European Journal of Policing Studies, 3 (3). pp. 267-291. ISSN 2034-760X

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The effective sharing of knowledge both within and between police organizations is arguably becoming increasingly vital for success and has driven research in a disparate range of fields. This paper therefore presents the results of an integrative systematic literature review of research into knowledge sharing within and between police organizations across Europe. The 39 papers analysed were drawn from English-language studies published between 2000 and 2013, complemented by additional searches for non-English language papers in nine European countries. Analyses showed that past research has focused on intra-organizational knowledge sharing, with a particular spotlight on criminal intelligence and technology. Barriers / enablers of knowledge sharing were grouped into knowledge management strategy/legislation, technology, culture and loss of knowledge themes. Research recommendations include exploring the role of leadership and examination of police knowledge sharing across regional, institutional and international boundaries. Practical recommendations include having procedural clarity in systems, policies for sharing knowledge and developing the relevant knowledge, skills and motivation of police personnel through appropriate training.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Other humanities
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Stojanka Mirceva
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:07

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