FRAMING AND NARRATIVES AS ASSISTANTS IN ADVANCING A SCIENCE-ORIENTED MINDSET. THE EXAMPLE OF THE POLICE IN THE BALTICS

Authors

  • Priit Suve PhD in Government and Politics Professor of police science at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences Associate Professor in public management at Tallinn University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/acj.v1i93.6492

Keywords:

Police science, Narrative, Framing, Policing

Abstract

Country-specific knowledge offered by police science is a necessary precondition for successful policing. However, cursory data on police science in the Baltic countries raises many questions about the real use of scientific knowledge opportunities in these countries.

The paper elaborates on a framework to advance a science-oriented mindset in the police. Principles of narratives and framing were used to overcome a possible conflict between scientists and practitioners, and bridge all the parties related to policing. In this framework, scientists should take the lead.

External, internal, and strategic factors, as Alisson’s three key management functions, were used to specify factors of the framework in the research. The framing process that holds a focusing function allows the use of discovered narratives and presents a variety of possible future directions. Creating a metanarrative with beginning, middle, and end grasps all the agents and ties into future developments.

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Author Biography

  • Priit Suve, PhD in Government and Politics Professor of police science at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences Associate Professor in public management at Tallinn University

    Priit Suve has specialized in policing. He was elected as a Ph.D. in 2016 in state and governance from Tallinn University. His main research interests include policing, public management, organizations, and relational sociology. He has a career in the police for more than 29 years. He is currently working as an associate professor of public management at the Tallinn University and as a police theory professor at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.

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08.01.2024

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Suve, P. (2024). FRAMING AND NARRATIVES AS ASSISTANTS IN ADVANCING A SCIENCE-ORIENTED MINDSET. THE EXAMPLE OF THE POLICE IN THE BALTICS. Administrative and Criminal Justice, 1(93), 36-45. https://doi.org/10.17770/acj.v1i93.6492