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Insightful text, but not practically useful for the course. Great as a supplemental source for discussions on policing and criminology, but the primary focus of the discipline is forensic investigation
A reasonable text providing understanding and knowledge of the criminal justice system
This is a wonderful book on which to base an entire course - the use of reflection, case studies and tasks makes it a user-friendly source for students of all abilities
A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.
A sound introductory text, which provides an initial sources of reading. Students would, however, have to read far more widely to gain a sound understanding of the modern approaches to policing. Would recommend this text as a supplementary reading source.
This book provides an introduction to criminology for those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing, police studies and related subjects. The book examines the role criminology has played in the modernisation agenda and police reform, the shift to evidence-led policing, and the relationship between criminological theory and police practice.
An informative book that will provide "back-up" reading to more focussed reading material.
This book is at an introductory level and would be good for my students as a starting point on the topic. I especially liked the links between criminology theory and policing. However, I would be expecting my students to read more primary sources and so go beyond this one.
Useful for discussion of overall global trends in policing and the need for, and difficulties of, implementing multi-agency child protection work.
A very good book from the 'Poicing Matters' series that links criminological theory to current police practice. The incorporation of tasks and case studies encourages further reflection, and the incorporation of key information directing the reader to visual resources, useful websites, further reading, and current legislation allows for further exploration. A well written , easy-to-read introductory text for any student participating on an undergraduate degree in Policing, Criminology and other related disciplines.
A useful reference
I found this work most useful as a summary of, and sign-post to, the work of the various academics in the field. It is a short work and does not offer detailed coverage of any particular area. From the inclusion of reflective and practical tasks, I'm assuming it is aimed at a particular student audience, and probably at the introductory level.