This title concentrates on the broad patterns of policing. It asks questions such as: how was there a shift from communal responsibility to policing? and: what has been expected of the public and vice versa? It should be of interest to any one concerned with the history of policing.
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 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.
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.
This book aims to bring together the key readings, which constitute the core of policing studies, setting them within the necessary theoretical, social and political context, and providing an explanatory commentary
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.
A guide to the world and work of the Prison Officer, showing the centrality of staff-prisoner relationships to different operations carried out by officers. It is suitable for those with an interest in the work of a prison officer and established and aspiring officers.
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.
Applied psychology has become important in police training and the academic study of policing. This book shows how psychological practices are applied to policing, reflecting the attention being given to this area in the light of concerns about training and its effectiveness.
In sheer numbers, no form of government control comes close to the police stop. Police stops are among the most frequently criticized incidences of racial profiling, and studies have shown that minorities are pulled over at higher rates. This book deftly traces the strange history of the investigatory police stop.