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.