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May 2007 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.


 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Introduction to your Course Companion
 
Using this Book
 
Introducing the Features
 
Researching Police Organizations
 
The Study of Policing
A Brief Introduction  
 
PART TWO: POLICING
 
Running Themes in Policing
 
The Policing Framework
 
The Emergence and History of Policing
 
The Function and Role of the Police
 
Governance, Structure and Accountability
 
Public Engagement and the Police
 
Philosophies of Policing - Keeping the Peace and Enforcing the Law
 
Comparative Policing
 
International and Transnational Policing
 
Partnership and Police Reform
 
The Practice of Policing
 
Policing Public Order
 
Criminal Investigation
 
Policing and Evidence
 
Policing Different Types of Crime
 
Policing Organized Crime
 
Policing Cyberspace
 
Policing Terrorism
 
Private Policing
 
The Cultural Context of Policing
 
Police Ethics and Human Rights
 
The Organizational Culture of the Police
 
Race and Diversity
 
Gender and Policing
 
The Police and the Media
 
PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS
 
General Introduction
 
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
 
How to Make the Most of Seminars
 
Essay Writing Tips
 
Revision Hints and Tips
 
Exam Tips
 
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
 
PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
 
Glossary, Abbreviations and Useful Websites
 
Acts and Documents Relevant to the Constitution of Policing in England and Wales
 
References and Additional Reading

"This concise and accessible study guide will be an important resource for undergraduate students who need to understand the 'nuts and bolts' of police work and professional practice. In this interactive text, key concepts are clearly explained. It includes a range of activities and further reading that will enable students to think further about the challenges confronting 21st century policing "

Professor Eugene McLaughlin, City University London


This book as part of the Sage Course Companions series provides undergraduate students with an overview of the key themes in policing, whilst also including study skills. This text will be used as an introduction to help students move on to more complex policing material.

Dr Suzanne Young
Department of Criminology, Leeds Beckett University
April 22, 2016

This could be the course guide developed for students of policing providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, University of Central Lancashire
June 27, 2012

This book is at a very basic, introductory level. For my Level 5 students, I would be expecting them to be reading more primary sources and so would not present this as a key text.

Dr Megan O'Neill
Sociology , Salford University
May 10, 2012

Excellent read for my students, recommended to them and included on the core reading list

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
April 13, 2012

Another excellent Companion giving students the information they need to build on across the board in respect of policing.

Mrs Fiona Porter
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
May 3, 2011

A good primer

Mr Martin Tunley
School of Social Science, Birmingham City University
February 8, 2010

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