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Keywords in Policing / Edition 1

Keywords in Policing / Edition 1

by Ian Pepper, Helen Pepper
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“Language reflects the operating heart and culture of any group of people or organization. The police service is no different except that in England and Wales it uses 43 slightly different ‘dialects’ as well. This book provides newcomers to British policing with an essential phrasebook that will support them while they learn the language of the profession.”

Peter Wright, former Assistant Chief Constable

of West Mercia Constabulary

"A valuable reference text for those studying and involved in the field of law enforcement. Easy to use, accurate, understandable and comprehensive and goes a long way to demystify common everyday terminology used in today's criminal justice system."

Dr Nigel J. Callaghan, Forensic Physician and Barrister at Law

Like any large organisation, the police service has developed its own language that may be confusing to those new to its ranks, such as Police Officers, Community Support Officers, Special Constables, Crime Scene Investigators or Intelligence Analysts.

This book is an invaluable reference, providing short, easy to read definitions of the most significant keywords and abbreviations used within contemporary policing and law enforcement.

Presented in alphabetical order, the user-friendly definitions describe the words, terms and abbreviations which are frequently used within 21st century policing.

Keywords in Policing is essential reading for students and professionals studying and working in the fields of policing, law enforcement and criminal justice, particularly those on vocational courses, serving within the police force, community support officers, or working with alternate law enforcement agencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335223770
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ian K. Pepper is Principal Lecturer in Policing at the University of Teesside, UK, responsible for managing a range of initial and specialist police learning and development programmes with a number of partner organisations. He is a former Senior Lecturer in Crime Scene and Forensic Science, police crime scene investigator and fingerprint officer. Ian has been an instructor and team leader at the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation and has designed and delivered training to Police Officers in the Far East, Middle East, Africa and across the UK.

Helen Pepper is Senior Lecturer in Police Studies at the University of Teesside, UK, leading the delivery of a Skillsmark endorsed Foundation Degree in Police Studies. Helen started her career with the Forensic Science Service as an assistant scientific officer and later moved on to become a crime scene investigator. She has also been a senior scientific support officer, forensic trainer and Acting Head of Crime Scene Investigation, as well as a registered forensic practitioner.

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