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Policing : Development and Contemporary Practice - Peter Joyce


Development and Contemporary Practice

Paperback Published: 20th October 2010
ISBN: 9781847874603
Number Of Pages: 272

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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

" 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.

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

List of acronymsp. viii
Key dates in the development of policing in the UKp. x
Prefacep. xviii
The emergence and development of professional policingp. 1
The police response to crimep. 25
Police powersp. 45
The methods of policingp. 68
The police service and the criminal justice systemp. 93
The control and accountability of the police servicep. 117
Diversity and the police servicep. 150
The police and politicsp. 182
The global dimension to policingp. 208
The future direction of policing in a time of financial restraintp. 231
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9781847874603
ISBN-10: 1847874606
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 20th October 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48