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Policing and Criminology



July 2011 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
A concise and up to date introduction to criminology for those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing, police studies and related subjects. It provides an introduction to criminological perspectives on the development of the police service over the last 200 years alongside an overview of contemporary themes. Key topics include the changing role of policing, police governance and accountability, policing philosophies and strategies and the globalisation of policing. The book also 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 Introduction to Criminology
 
Policing and Society
 
The Evolution of Policing in the Twentieth Century
 
Theories of Police Culture
 
Police Reform and the Restoration of Community Policing
 
Policing in a Multi-Agency Context
 
Police Ethics, Values and Legitimacy
 
The Globalisation of Policing
 
Policing in the Twenty-First Century: Towards the Active Community?

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

Dr Bernadine Benson
Forensic Investigation Dept, University of South Africa
May 14, 2013

A reasonable text providing understanding and knowledge of the criminal justice system

Ms MARY ANDALL-STANBERRY
Department of Childhood Studies (Chatham), Canterbury Christ Church University
March 14, 2013

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

Dr Carol Borland Jones
Natural and Social Sciences, Gloucestershire University
September 25, 2012

A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
August 16, 2012

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.

Dr Mark Hawes
Ctr for Criminal Justice & Criminology, Swansea University
August 11, 2012

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.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Policing, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012

An informative book that will provide "back-up" reading to more focussed reading material.

Steve Curtis
Criminology Department, Northampton University
June 15, 2012

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.

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

Useful for discussion of overall global trends in policing and the need for, and difficulties of, implementing multi-agency child protection work.

Mr Patrick Meehan
Social Work, Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 27, 2012

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.

Mr Lee Curran
Education and Teacher Training, St Helens College
March 16, 2012

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