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"A very good book written by people who genuinely know policing and can comment on it both practically and theoretically. I liked the subjects addressed too - extremely relevant. This book would equip any student of policing or potential police recruit with much of what they need to either understand real policing or work in the service." (Lecturer, Thames Valley University.)
An ideal start for any one wishing to eamine the role of the police in an ever changing society. Whilst this was not specifically relevent to my courses at MSc level I would recommend it as background reading to raise awareness and generate some thought about the processes of polocing generally.
This book explains what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.
This text provides an accessible, up-to-date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all criminology and criminal justice students. It is informative, up to date and engaging.
A useful overview
A useful text book that provides students with an introduction to the topic of policing
A good introductory text for students. Introduces key themes from which students can build a foundation for further study.