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Rättsmedicin i polisutbildningen: en granskning av utbildningen utifrån ett ordningspolisiärt perspektiv
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Forensic Medicine.
2009 (Swedish)Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The police academy in Sweden is currently located in Umeå, Solna and Växjö and consists of two years of studies (120 ECTS points). Before being declared a police assistant the student have to complete six months of trainee service after the graduation. This paper presents a investigation of the forensic medicine education which the students receive in Umeå. The study was constituted by a thoroughly review of curriculums and complemented with interviews with teachers and the director of studies. In addition, several interviews were carried out with uniformed Swedish police officers who had graduated from Umeå during the last three years. The results indicate a positive approach towards the forensic medicine education. Accordingly, the officers though the education was vital when carrying out assignments related to the forensic medicine area. Though, several flaws were discovered during a comparison of the expected study results expressed in the curriculums and how the officers could fulfill these assignments independently after graduation. According to the result, some of the uniformed officers needed assistance carrying out assignments connected to forensic medicine. Assistance was mostly required when the officers were tasked with an investigation of unnatural death and the related inquiry. Insufficient amount of practical exercises was the mainly given reason to why the former students needed assistance. Some deficiencies were also found in the officer’s implementation of traumatologi in regular patrol duty. Therefore several changes are proposed, on the basis of the officers own proposals and of an analysis of the current result, to enhance the education. Changes, in the curriculums and the education, could result in increased capacity to work independently, a better implementation of traumatologi in patrol duty and increased legal security. Therefore it lies in everyone’s benefit that a change will emerge.

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2009. , 28 p.
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Forensic Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58498OAI: diva2:548553
Subject / course
Forensic Medicine - an Internet Based Course
Available from: 2012-08-31 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2012-08-31Bibliographically approved

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