Making the Connection: Critical Literacies and Police Officer Identity
This paper details the critical literacies that aid in forming police officer identity. Beyond what is typically thought of as literacy (reading and writing texts), the knowledge and practical application of various literacies is needed daily by police officers. Literacy of the street, of negotiation and persuasion, of technology, and of law are all needed to safely and effectively enforce peace and order. Police officer identity can be threatened or completely disrupted if critical literacies are not acquired. Using a framework of identity as linguistic practice, the chapter identifies critical literacies in forming police officer identity.
literacy, identity theory, literacy event, police, linguistic practice, workplace literacy
Seawright, Leslie E. "Making the Connection: Critical Literacies and Police Officer Identity." Prensented at the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, May 5-6, 2015 Bali (Indonesia).
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