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The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

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January 2009 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is THE definitive reference tool for students and academics in Police Studies.

The dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. The world's leading academics and practitioners contribute to over 130 substantive entries, which map out all the key concepts and topics in the field internationally.

Each entry includes
  • A concise definition
  • Description of distinctive features
  • Critical evaluation (for major conceptual entries)
  • Cross-referencing with related terms, to enable readers to formulate a comprehensive understanding of the field
  • Key readings, to assist students in taking their knowledge further
In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including reflective questions for students and free access to key articles.

This is a must-have for students, lecturers, researchers, and professionals in police studies, criminology, and criminal justice. It is the ideal companion to The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology—together the two books provide the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available.

 
List of Contributors
 
List of Entries
 
List of Contributors
 
Preface
 
Editors' Introduction
 
The Sage Dictionary of Policing
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index

'This accessible reference work is much more than a dictionary; in addition to a traditional definition, each entry provides an overview of relevant research on the topic, often engaging in a short, lively debate about the topic's significance to policing and broader criminal justice issues. The SAGE Dictionary of Policing deserves a place on the bookshelves of scholars around the world.'
Dorothy Moses Schulz
PhD John Jay College of Criminal Justice


'This dictionary covers a great many of the key concepts and issues in modern policing. Its value is both in the quality of the contributors and the way in which each section not only gives clear and accessible explanations but also gives an overview of the evaluation available. It is a very welcome resource for those who not only want a reference book but also some guidance on evidence-based practice.'
Chief Constable Sara Thornton
Thames Valley Police


K. Evans
Indiana State University

'This accessible reference work is much more than a dictionary; in addition to a traditional definition, each entry provides an overview of relevant research on the topic, often engaging in a short, lively debate about the topic's significance to policing and broader criminal justice issues. The SAGE Dictionary of Policing deserves a place on the bookshelves of scholars around the world.'
Dorothy Moses Schulz
PhD John Jay College of Criminal Justice


'This dictionary covers a great many of the key concepts and issues in modern policing. Its value is both in the quality of the contributors and the way in which each section not only gives clear and accessible explanations but also gives an overview of the evaluation available. It is a very welcome resource for those who not only want a reference book but also some guidance on evidence-based practice.'
Chief Constable Sara Thornton
Thames Valley Police



A useful companion to those embarking on a policing course.

Dr Stephen Hallam
School of Social Sciences Criminology, Northampton University
June 10, 2016

This is a great resource for introducing undergraduate students to key concepts in policing

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

Brilliant resource, a must-have for students and lecturers alike. Each entry has a concise definition, associated concept and suggest further readings.

Mrs Sarah Watson
Criminology, Coventry University
January 14, 2014

Excellent supporting text which supports and enables student learning

Ms Wendy Bateman
Police Studies, Bolton Community College
October 23, 2013

A gem of a book. An excellent reference point for students interested in the study of Policing.

Dr Kassim Noor Mohamed
Division of Criminology, Birmingham City University
December 5, 2012

The book provides a very good overview of all of the issues related to policing. There are however other books out there which provide a more in-depth analysis of the same topic areas also in one book.
At the same time this is a very good supplemental text which can serve as a springboard to other more in-depth analysis of the subject discussed.

Dr Joshua Skoczylis
School of Law, Leeds University
November 7, 2012

This 'dictionary' (it is far more) not only provides clear and concise definitions of many of the major concepts and issues in modern-day policing, it also provides distinctive features, evaluations and key texts of each topic. This reference book is easy to read and provides an excellent starting point for research on policing and I would recommend that students invest in a copy.

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

'This dictionary covers a great many of the key concepts and issues in modern policing. Its value is both in the quality of the contributors and the way in which each section not only gives clear and accessible explanations but also gives an overview of the evaluation available.

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

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