Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice

Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice


By (author) Peter Joyce


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 18mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847874606
  • ISBN 13: 9781847874603
  • Sales rank: 670,653

Product description

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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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

Table of contents

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 Index