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Introduction to Policing

Introduction to Policing

Third Edition
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Criminal Justice | Police Studies

December 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'Introduction to Policing is the "go to" text on the topic for readers keen to understand past, current and future trends in policing in England and Wales. Accessible to read yet academic in content, the text provides an excellent starting point for any reader no matter what level of previous knowledge they may possess.'
- John Lamb, Lecturer at Birmingham City University

Delving into the real issues of policing, and fully updated to cover recent changes in the field, the acclaimed Introduction to Policing, Third Edition is the introduction to your Police Studies course.

As well as providing students with an account of the history of the police, Michael Rowe addresses the most current topics and provides all the tools needed to successfully take a critical view of policing.

The third edition includes:
  • Significant discussion of Police and Crime Commissioners, the impact of austerity, and ways in which technology will continue to shape policing in the 21st century
  • Accompanying online resources, including web links, expanded case studies and links to free journal articles
  • Helpful learning features including key terms, learning objectives, summaries, self-check questions, annotated further reading and a glossary
What is Policing?
Police Powers
Who Guards the Guards?
Community Policing
Police Culture
Policing Diversity
Global and Transnational Policing
Criminal Investigation and Policing
Plural Policing
Surveillance, IT and the Future of Policing
Conclusions: The Future of Policing

Good for some of the law units, especially applying the law exam, as it has police powers on it.

Miss Sam Shepley
Law, Oldham College
October 20, 2022

Useful and concise summary of all things policing. Valuable to gain an insight into contemporary issues in policing

Mr Georg Martin Tangen
Criminology, Nottingham Trent University
December 12, 2022

The text is accessible and works well with students who like to dip in to specific sub-sections.

Mrs H Cutler
Criminology, Newman University
February 17, 2020

This is an extremely valuable source of reading, information and guidance for my policing students in 1st and 3rd year. It covers all the topical issues policing in England & wales are facing, and the updated editions in print allow for new changes to be incorporated and discussed. I particularly like the summary, self-check and study questions at the end of each chapter, which provides me the resources I need to develop a flipped learning approach with students in large groups, where groups sessions and topical questions for them are essential.

Mr Johannes Oosthuizen
Applied Social Studies, Winchester University
September 15, 2018

This book is easy to read and clearly structured. The book provides an effective overview of all of the significant factors which influence modern policing in the UK

Mr Louis Martin
School of Law, Staffordshire University
June 12, 2019

The book covers key elements to the course structure. It provides interesting accounts relating to the changes in policing and what the future may hold with current restraints on budgets.

Mr Stuart Woodcock
Department of Law, Chester University
March 1, 2019

This book is an ideal resource for introducing aspects of policing in England & Wales to 1st year students. Not only does the wide range of topics covered introduce the students to a variety of contemporary issues and challenges facing the police, but the additional online teaching resources allows for the support I need in promoting a blended learning approach to a large group of students.

Mr Johannes Oosthuizen
Applied Social Studies, Winchester University
December 5, 2018

Michael Rowe

Professor Michael Rowe's research interests have tended to focus on accountability and governance in policing, and the changing organisation and delivery of policing in relation to diversity, professionalisation, the application of Evidence Based Policing and the challenges of policing in a digital age. A recent project has explored the changing nature of visible policing in relation to the impact of police buildings, material culture and social media on public perceptions of legitimacy and authority, as well as on police officer and staff professional culture and identity. Other projects have examined innovative police responses to... More About Author

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