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Development and Contemporary Practice

November 2010 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Key Dates in the Development of Policing in the UK

The Emergence and Development of Professional Policing
The Police Response to Crime
Police Powers
The Methods of Policing
The Police Service and the Criminal Justice System
The Control and Accountability of the Police Service
Diversity and the Police Service
The Police and Politics
The Global Dimension to Policing
The Future Direction of Policing in a Time of Financial Restraint

This book is a clearly written account of the progress of policing in the United Kingdom, a welcome and unfettered approach to the subject
The Criminal Lawyer

Used this for Level 2 and 3 BTEC Law and Police Powers, it was very useful and clear.

Miss Sam Shepley
Law, Oldham College
February 27, 2019

Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice offers comprehensive coverage of key policing topics. It is easy to navigate and the chapters provide clear aims and objectives. The study questions at the end of each chapter provide students with a mechanism to review each chapter and consider what they have learned.

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

Excellent book for any students thinking of joining the Police Service. Informative and clear and concise

Miss Sarah Karin Bishop
Education, City of Bath College
February 25, 2016

Peter Joyce writes very clearly and in a structured way which is a very good match for students delving into the area of policing for the first time. There are some areas where I thought references might have been very useful though. I like the way he has approached all the areas in a detailed yet concise manner. The small divisions into sub-topics makes the book quite handy as a reference for beginners.

Mr Tathagata Sarkar
Social Science , Centre for British Studies
February 24, 2016

Too expensive for supplementary reading

Dr Elizabeth Spruin
Psychology, Politics and Sociology , Canterbury Christ Church University
June 4, 2015

Any student new to criminology or policing will be able to develop their knowledge using this book. Joyce's style of written expression allows for an easy reading experience, without skimming on the details.

Miss Anna Waistnage
Health and Social care sciences, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
February 25, 2015

Joyce's contribution is essential for those wishing to understand policing in a contemporary setting.

Mr Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera
Faculty of Business, Sport & Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
February 18, 2015

an excellent text

Mrs Debbie Jones
Ctr for Criminal Justice & Criminology, Swansea Univ.
September 8, 2014

Excellent primer for those new to thinking critically about policing. The chapters are well organised and engaging.

Dr Anna Feigenbaum
Media School, Bournemouth Univ.
July 16, 2014

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Chapter 1: The emergence and development of professional policing

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