Policing : Development and Contemporary Practice

By (author) Peter Joyce


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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; and 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.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 18mm | 458.13g
  • 15 Nov 2010
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 1847874606
  • 9781847874603
  • 739,395

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This book is a clearly written account of the progress of policing in the United Kingdom, a welcome and unfettered approach to the subject The Criminal Lawyer

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