School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Maudland Building, MB219
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Subject Areas: Policing
Bernard retired from Greater Manchester Police in 2009, having completed 30 years service. With a background primarily in the uniform sector, and more specifically specialising in youth justice, undertaking a successful secondment for a number of years with a Youth Offending Team and multi-agency criminal justice partner agencies.
Bernard is a member of the school Ethics Committee.
Bernard served as a police officer with Greater Manchester Police for 30 years, with a specialist background as a youth justice worker in a multi-agency criminal justice partnership setting (specialist work included AIM — knowledge and experience of the assessment and management of young people who sexually offend). Bernard now lectures on the second year Foundation Degree in Policing course at the Preston Campus and is the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Applied Sciences (Foundation Entry).
Bernard co-authored and edited the book 'I Teach...: Journey into Teaching'. This book has been placed on the essential reading list for students undertaking PGCE courses in the North West of England.
Bernard has completed research on the attitudes of police officers seconded to the Youth Offending Service across Greater Manchester; the working relationship of Referral Order Panels with the Youth Offending Service in South Manchester; the perceptions of crime on students attending universities in Greater Manchester; a study into the classroom environment of policing students and his doctoral thesis 'Police Learning in the University Context'.