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Overview

Policing by John Grieve, Clive Harfield, Allyson MacVean

This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies.

The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides:

" Easy access to the key themes in policing

" Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks

" Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course

" Help with developing critical thinking

" Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom"

" Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises

The Sage Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412935425
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/17/2007
Series: SAGE Course Companions Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.26(h) x (d)

About the Author

Allyson MacVean was the founder and first Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety. Prior to this position, Allyson worked in the Serious and Organized Crime Unit at the Home Office. Her interests include police intelligence, the policing of investigations, policing child sexual abusers and police education. Her books include co-editor of The Handbook of Intelligence Policing (OUP, 2008), Policing Paedophiles on the Internet (New Police Bookshop, 2004) and Sage Course Companions: Policing (Sage Publications, 2007).

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Introduction to your course companion     2
Using this book     3
Introducing the features     4
Researching police organisations     7
The study of policing: a brief introduction     7
Policing     11
Running themes in policing     12
The policing framework     13
The emergence and history of policing     13
The function and role of the police     19
Governance, structure and accountability     24
Public engagement and the police     29
Philosophies of policing - keeping the peace and enforcing the law     35
Comparative policing     43
International and transnational policing     49
Partnership and police reform     54
The practice of policing     64
Policing public order     64
Criminal investigation     69
Policing and evidence     75
Policing different types of crime     80
Policing organised crime     85
Policing cyberspace     90
Policing terrorism     96
Private policing     102
The cultural context of policing     107
Police ethics and human rights     107
The organisational culture of the police     116
Race and diversity     120
Gender and policing     128
The police and the media     132
Study and revision skills     139
General introduction     140
How to get the most out of your lectures     141
How to get the most out of your seminars     146
Essay writing tips     151
Revision hints and tips     160
Exam tips     169
Tips on interpreting essay and exam questions     178
Additional resources     191
Glossary, abbreviations and useful websites     192
Acts and documents relevant to the constitution of policing in England and Wales     204
References and additional reading     215
Index     227

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