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The role of police sergeants in shaping frontline discretion


Project Description

This ESRC-funded PhD studentship is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the College of Policing. It will provide an observation-based analysis of the neglected issue of how sergeants shape the work of officers they supervise, generating original insights into frontline policing and informing the development of role-specific training. By collaborating closely with external partners, in particular the College of Policing, the successful PhD student will have the opportunity to engage in knowledge-exchange with end-users of the research.

Eligibility Criteria: As this is a three year (+3) studentship applicants must hold (or expect to be awarded in 2020) a Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Research Methods), which includes a significant component of relevant training in social science research.

If you wish to discuss the studentship further, please contact Dr Liz Turner at .

How to Apply: For more information about the department, and details of how to apply please visit: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/degrees/sociology-and-social-policy/

Contact details: For further information or advice on the application process contact

Funding Notes

Awards cover UK/EU academic fees and a maintenance grant at standard Research Council rates (£15,285 in Session 2019/20) for three years of full-time study, together with other allowances if appropriate. EU applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

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