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What is Policing?


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Police Studies

March 2010 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This text provides an accessible, up-to-date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees. It aims not only to inform students and prepare them for their course, but also to expose them to some of the challenges they will face as they begin their studies and/or policing careers. This book is the essential foundation for the Policing Matters series, explaining what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.
 
Why a policing degree?
 
Introduction: law and order
 
What police do
 
Authority and discretion
 
A people business
 
Police culture: canteens, carriers and carousing!
 
Wrongdoing and accountability
 
Police and policing

"A very good book written by people who genuinely know policing and can comment on it both practically and theoretically. I liked the subjects addressed too - extremely relevant. This book would equip any student of policing or potential police recruit with much of what they need to either understand real policing or work in the service." (Lecturer, Thames Valley University.)


An ideal start for any one wishing to eamine the role of the police in an ever changing society. Whilst this was not specifically relevent to my courses at MSc level I would recommend it as background reading to raise awareness and generate some thought about the processes of polocing generally.

Mr MIKE KING
School of Law and Criminology, Derby University
March 7, 2013

This book explains what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Policing, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012

This text provides an accessible, up-to-date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all criminology and criminal justice students. It is informative, up to date and engaging.

Mr Gareth Addidle
Criminology, Plymouth Business School
June 20, 2012

A useful overview

Mr Maurice Collins
Policing Department, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

A useful text book that provides students with an introduction to the topic of policing

Chris Moore
Probation and Policing, Northampton University
February 1, 2012

A good introductory text for students. Introduces key themes from which students can build a foundation for further study.

Dr David Lowe
School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University
January 30, 2012

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P.A.J Waddington

P A J Waddington is Professor of Social Policy, Policy Research Institute, The University of Wolverhampton. He has over 30 years of academic research and is the initiator of the BSc (Hons) Policing degree. More About Author

Martin Wright

Martin Wright is senior lecturer in the School of Legal Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and is the award leader for the BSc Policing degree. He retired from West Midlands Police in November 2008 after having completed 30 years service. He has a Bachelor of Law degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminology. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844453559
£21.99