19 March 2011, D S Stephen Fulcher receives a call that thrusts him into a race against time to save missing 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan, who was last seen at a nightclub. Steve knows from experience that he has a small window of time to find Sian alive, but his hopes are quickly dashed when his investigation leads him to Christopher Halliwell.
Delving into the real issues of policing, and fully updated to cover recent changes in the field, the acclaimed Introduction to Policing, Third Edition is the introduction to your Police Studies course.
How does a state control its citizens? Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish answers this question by investigating the prison system. Foucault argues that prison created and merged into a wider system of surveillance that extends throughout society.
Presents the story of an outback nightmare that goes down as one of the most appalling and terrifying crimes in modern Australian history. This story exposes the dark underbelly of a nation which paints itself as a warm, inviting holiday destination but too often proves to be anything but, as foreign tourists fall victim to its hidden dangers.
Crime and Everyday Life is written in a clear, concise style and the authors unique approach to crime causation is popular with lecturers and students. This Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include such new chapters as white-collar crime and the use of technology in crime control.
This comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the development and practice of criminal investigation examines decision-making within criminal investigations and links investigative influences on policing with the evidence-based agenda.
Reflecting the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from student officers and pre-join students to Specials, Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2019 ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner.
Integrating philosophical, sociological, political and ethical perspectives, it provides a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of the purposes, meanings and justifications of punishment for crime and the extent to which punishment does, could or should live up to what it claims to achieve.
This wide-ranging text provides an overview of policing across different societies, and considers the issues facing the US and British police in a wider international context. The book is designed as a coherent introduction to the police and the challenges they face.
The Politics of the Police offers a geographical and historical overview of the law and politics of the police. This fifth edition covers a wider range of empirical and theoretical issues, encompassing a transnational scope and reflecting the growing diversity of policing forms in today's globalized world.
Concerned with crimes against worker health and safety, this book offers an account and analysis of this field. It uses case studies to illustrate key points and themes, including the high profile instances of safety crimes, as well as the larger number of 'routine' deaths, injuries, ill-health, prosecutions, and enforcement relationships.
Explaining cybercrime in a highly networked world, this book provides a comprehensive yet accessible summary of the history, modern developments, and efforts to combat cybercrime in various forms at all levels of government-international, national, state, and local.
The only dictionary available focusing on UK law enforcement, this invaluable volume covers every aspect of criminal law including pathology, forensic medicine, commerce and trade, criminology, and psychology. Essential reference for trainee and practising police officers, and other professionals needing clear definitions of law enforcement terms.
Providing a full account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender, this new edition has new material on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime, and implications of policy
The Patten Report on policing in Northern Ireland was a benchmark in the 1998 Belfast Agreement, signaling an end to sectarian violence in the North. Ten years later, this book reflects on the Report, its role in the ongoing transformation of policing, and the lessons of the Northern Ireland experience for security-sector reform internationally.
A study of the impact of media in the lives of prisoners and its impact on everyday life, power relations and masculine identities. The book develops a theoretical framework drawing upon both the critical literature relating to prisons and their relations with society more generally.
The sixth edition of Criminology offers updated coverage of the main criminological theories. An engaging read for students of criminology, it traces the history and development of these key theories, and provides full references to guide the reader in their further criminological studies.
This is the first time Eddie has ever spoken out about his story and he is willing to reveal everything that the press have been dying to know for the last 20 years - including how he escaped. He has never confirmed or denied anything that has been printed about him before but will now in his own words.
The book examines the development of criminological theory over the past twenty five years, with detailed analysis of the relationship between criminological theorizing, criminal justice, social justice, and politics.
In this book Bryn Caless and Jane Owens reveal the innermost workings of the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)' relationships with the police, media, partners and public It makes essential reading for Police Crime Commissioners, police practitioner and academics, students and researchers in criminology and policing.
The What Works initiative is having a profound impact on the work of the National Probation Service. This book aims to provide a critical overview of What Works, providing a wider set of perspectives on a project which is vital for the future of the service.
In 1997 the Verne Prison permitted the setting up of a distinct Christian community within its walls, the first prison to do so within the western world. Offered as a solution to the problem of control in that prison, it rapidly spread to three other prisons in the UK.
Demonstrates that child sex offending is strongly influenced by opportunities to offend, and that analyzing the environmental contexts of offending may offer new insights into preventing the behavior. This book covers topics such as: situational factors in child molesting; social interactions among pedophiles; and others.
This work summarizes and synthesizes the substantial crime prevention literature to provide an approachable and comprehensive text for students. It sets out a critical analysis in the context of the politics of criminal justice policy.
Based on five years of extensive original empirical research in rural and regional Australia. The book draws on ideas and debates in contemporary social theory across several disciplines, making the analysis relevant to the study of crime and social change elsewhere.
As prison populations increase in Australia and worldwide, this book presents a stocktake of what we know about corrections. It encompasses corrections in the community as well as private and public prisons, and is written by leading academics and senior practitioners.
Providing an account of the background, theory and practice of crime prevention and community safety, this book offers a detailed overview of the main theories and perspectives informing crime prevention policy and practice, and includes chapters covering efforts to address a number of the main types of crime problems.
Provides a source of information and analysis about various aspects of the work of the Probation Service - a useful text for those working in probation, studying the subject as part of criminology or criminal justice course, or training for it. This work takes account of the changes that the Probation Service has undergone.
Covering aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system, this dictionary contains approximately 300 entries on terms and concepts. It contains entries which include summary definition, main text and key texts and sources. It also takes account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria.
Provides a review and analysis of resettlement policy and practice in England and Wales in the early part of the 21st Century. This book aims to: outline developments in resettlement policy and practice; and describe particular projects, draw conclusions about their effectiveness and discuss advantages and challenges associated.
Provides an overview of the importance of the role of the victim in the criminal justice system, with an analysis of the different theoretical perspectives within victimology. This book explores the relationship between victimisation and feminism with particular focus on domestic and sexual violence.