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Police Ethics and Values

Police Ethics and Values

July 2012 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
This text provides an accessible, up to date and comprehensive introduction to police ethics and values for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing and related subjects. The recent introduction of directives, legislation and Codes of Standards has demanded a more principled and professional approach to policing. This book therefore provides a clear understanding of police ethics and values and how these are understood in policy and applied in an operational setting. It discusses the range, importance and complexity of ethical issues faced by law enforcement practitioners and policy makers, introduces the key concepts of ethics, professionalism and policing, and relates these to key themes within policing.

Introduction to Police Ethics and Values
Professional Policing and A Code of Ethics
Police Culture and Ethical Policing
An Ethical Approach to Equality and Discrimination
Ethical Leadership and Management in Policing
Ethical and Moral Considerations in the Use of Force
An Ethical Approach to Policing Public Disorder
Ethical Considerations in Covert Investigations
Police Corruption and Misconduct
Professional Standards and Ethical Practice
The New Police Professionalism: Evidence, Legitimacy and Democracy

Well described material which is useful for a generic policing module.

Mr James Bonworth
School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
October 30, 2013

Ethics are a real concern in the criminal justice system. Students need to explore this aspect within policing. This text helps them to do just that.

Dr Jo Brayford
Department of Community and Criminal Justice (Carl, University of Wales, Newport
May 2, 2013

This is useful as a addition to the main text

Mr James Dunn
Policing Department, Bucks New University
April 11, 2013

Excellent read.

Thought provoking for students.

Dr Ian Pepper
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
November 21, 2012

A nicely written book which discusses many of the theoretical and practical problems faced by modern police officers. This would have been a useful reference book in my previous role as a police trainer and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to consider policing in the UK in the 21st Century and particularly officers themselves. In my experience, serving officers rarely consider how and why they act and react in certain ways. This book may help them examine these questions. In my opinion, it is aimed more at the practitioners, rather than academics but this should be seen as a strength. Few authors have feet in both camps, and Neyround shows that this should something to be encouraged.

School of Law and Criminology, Derby University
July 18, 2012

This book is aimed at students taking undergraduate programmes in policing and police-related disciplines who need to have a clear and comprehensive understanding of police ethics and values, and how this is understood in policy and applied in an operational setting.

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

Another excellent book in the Policing Matters range which fits so well into the foundation policing degrees which we offer at Bishop Burton College. This book offers much to an area which has limited books and journals for students to refer to.

John Manuel
Department of Public Services, Bishop Burton College
June 26, 2012

Good easy to read entry level book for first year students on a crime degree

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
June 2, 2012

This is an excellent book which we tend to use alongside another in the same series entitles 'Equality and diversity in policing'

Mr Bob Lyman
Department of Law (Park Campus), Northampton University
May 2, 2012

A good insight for new recruits with thought provoking reflective tasks. The books work out expensive if a whole series is bought, however, good for specifics.

Mrs Rebecca Watson
Criminology Department, Northampton University
May 1, 2012

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