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Policing and Technology



June 2010 | 192 pages | Learning Matters
The rapid development of modern technologies is having profound implications on modern-day policing. Recent innovations include the proliferation of sophisticated communication and surveillance devices, developments in road traffic and crime investigation techniques, personal safety equipment, the internet and network and computer forensics, all of which are accompanied by often complex new legislative and regulative requirements. This book ensures that policing students are fully informed and completely up to date with changes, and understand the implications and impact that changing technology brings to practice. Each chapter includes clear objectives, links to the NOS, practical and reflective tasks, case studies and summaries.

 
Introduction: the impact of technology on policing
 
The internet and intelligence
 
Investigation of cyber-crime
 
The Internet: preventative and investigative measures
 
The use of forensics in combating crime
 
The use of CCTV in contemporary investigation
 
Counterfeiting: the part technology and the Internet play
 
Road traffic and technology
 
Communications and custody
 
Technology and the future of policing

"A timely text by retired police practitioners who have an advantageous position in academia." Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University


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

This book ensures that policing students are fully informed and completely up to date with changes, and understand the implications and impact that changing technology brings to practice.

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

A helpful reference

Mr Maurice Collins
Policing Department, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

Useful as preparatory reading for international developments in policing

Dr Faye Cosgrove
Social Sciences - Policing, Sunderland University
December 19, 2011

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