About the Book
This lively and comprehensive text combines an overview of the historical development of policing in the UK, with discussion of current debates and practice. It provides a global and comparative context, in order to shed light on contemporary issues.
The book equips students with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of modern policing, including:
the relationship between the police and other criminal justice agencies
styles and approaches in practice
how to police political violence
diversity and the police
Featuring chapter summaries, case studies, study questions, an expansive glossary and a date chart listing significant events, the book is easy to use and helps students to reflect upon key themes. It is essential reading for criminology, criminal justice and policing undergraduates.