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.
Updated for the 2005 promotion exams, the new edition of Action Stations answers all the questions that a UK officer may have about Part II of the sergeants and inspectors promotion examination. It covers the key areas and skills of the examination including preparation, competencies, role actors and assessors and scenarios
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.
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.
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.
A hard-hitting and honest memoir from Michael Fuller, Britain's first black Chief Constable, who reflects on his astonishing life growing up in care and his extraordinary experience of the race and cultural barriers in his career.
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.
This book considers the rise of Plural Policing in England and Wales over the past decade or so. It critically analyses this approach and contains examples of practice, both nationally and internationally.
Written and endorsed by the Police National Legal Database (PNLD), this Handbook gives you everything you need to make quick, informed decisions whilst out on patrol. Detailing over 400 offences, each section offers a definition of the offence, points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and mode of trial.
At a time of close scrutiny of police culture, this is a thorough and accessible study of its impacts on both practitioners and the people they serve. Tom Cockcroft's evidence-based approach contextualises our understanding of police culture in relation to both contemporary police agendas and wider social change.
The fundamental role of police officers in society is under fresh scrutiny in this stimulating book on ethical policing. Through a moral philosophical lens, Wood provides an up-to-date overview of police values and their impact. It is a timely contribution to police debate and essential reading for those studying and leading the profession.
This is a critical analysis of our understanding of police leadership and a bold new conceptualisation of the subject. Drawing on criminology, sociology and leadership studies and critical theory, leading authors Davis and Silvestri provide a critique of police leadership as a product of social, institutional and historical processes.
Renowned criminologist Mike Hough considers how the police service might build trust, legitimacy and compliance with the law in this important book. He challenges conventional thinking on crime, contrasts 'hard' and 'soft' policing styles and offers a fresh approach that secures compliance with the law through ethical policing.
In this unique book, the authors present, for the first time, information from over a hundred strategic police leaders in 22 countries about how they are selected for high office, how they are held to account and what their views are on current and future challenges in policing.
Public police forces are a regular phenomenon in most jurisdictions around the world, yet their highly divergent legal context draws surprisingly little attention. Bringing together a wide range of police experts from all around the world, this book provides an overview of traditional and emerging fields of public policing.
Originally published in folio size complete with fine engravings, this new collection of Captain Charles Johnson's tales of rogues includes the very best of the bunch, along with decorative plates from the British Library collections.
The true story of former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones' experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men and seriously assaulting many more, and referred to by the judge when sentencing as "as dangerous a man as it is possible to find". -- Y Lolfa
Reflecting the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, and all the requirements of the College of Policing degree curriculum, Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2021 ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional manner.
'Few, if any, are better placed to write a book of this breadth and scale than Joe Mulhall.' - Mark Townsend, Home Affairs editor of the Observer
A terrifying and timely look at the spread of far-right movements across the globe.
As the police service redefines its role in the twenty-first century, this critical handbook covers the full range of behavioural skills essential to effective policing practice and professional development.
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.
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 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.
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.