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Development and Contemporary Practice

272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This lively and comprehensive text combines an overview of the historical development of policing in the UK, with discussion of current debates and practice. It provides a global and comparative context, in order to shed light on contemporary issues.

The book equips students with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of modern policing, including:

" the relationship between the police and other criminal justice agencies

" styles and approaches in practice

" how to police political violence

" diversity and the police

" police accountability

Featuring chapter summaries, case studies, study questions, an expansive glossary and a date chart listing significant events, the book is easy to use and helps students to reflect upon key themes. It is essential reading for criminology, criminal justice and policing undergraduates.

Key Dates in the Development of Policing in the UK

The Emergence and Development of Professional Policing
The Police Response to Crime
Police Powers
The Methods of Policing
The Police Service and the Criminal Justice System
The Control and Accountability of the Police Service
Diversity and the Police Service
The Police and Politics
The Global Dimension to Policing
The Future Direction of Policing in a Time of Financial Restraint

Excellent primer for those new to thinking critically about policing. The chapters are well organised and engaging.

Dr Anna Feigenbaum
Media School, Bournemouth Univ.
July 16, 2014

Cannot get this book back from my students ! very good and useful for a number of the modules on my course

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
March 20, 2014

A thorough, comprehensive overview of policing. Using on the Introduction to Policing Level 4 modules. Students this year have cited it as their favorite text from the list of essential and recommended reading. Largely because it is clear and consistent in delivery, students find this very useful as an introductory text. This will be utilised as essential reading for the next academic year

Miss Harriet Cutler
Social Science , Birmingham City University
December 16, 2013

Excellent overview of policing, used for some lectures in the level five policing module

Mr Mark Flippance
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
December 1, 2013

This is a useful book. It presents a sound overview of the history of policing to the present day. Many of the current issues in policing are addressed.

Mrs Jane Owens
Department of Law and Criminal Justice, Canterbury Christ Church University
August 8, 2013

good for first module introductory text

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
July 22, 2013

This is a good text where the contents will aid students who are new to the studying of policing

Dr David Lowe
School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University
February 21, 2013

A well-written and comprehensive text that provides clear insight into key policing issues.

Miss Sumiyya Shafiq
Criminology and Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
February 9, 2013

A good introductory text for students new to the area. Covers a wide variety of theoretical concepts in an adaptable and understandable way.

Ms Diane Jones
Department of Criminology, University of Leicester
January 18, 2013

This book provides an excellent introduction but also in depth knowledge of the issue of policing. The book is easy to read and therefore a must for all those who study policing.

Dr Joshua Skoczylis
School of Law, Leeds University
October 13, 2012

Peter Joyce

Peter Joyce is Visiting Professor in Criminology at Wrexham Glyndwr University. He is widely published in Criminology and Politics, specialising in policing and the policing of protest. He served as a member of the Independent Police Ethics Committee in the Greater Manchester Police Force Area between 2014 and 2018. Published works include The Policing of Protest, Disorder and International Terrorism (Palgrave/Macmillan 2016) and Criminal Justice: An Introduction (Routledge, 2017, 3rd edition).   More About Author

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