Policing: Key Readings
Policing has developed as an increasingly important and popular subject of study at colleges and universities in western societies, either as a subject in its own right or as part of broader courses in the field of criminology and criminal justice. At the same time police forces themselves have become increasingly professionalised and engaged with academic and theoretical debates on the nature of policing.Both students and practitioners have needed ready access to the growing body of literature and writing on policing.There now exists a body of work much of it North American, some of it British, some Australian that constitutes the core of policing studies. Much of it, however exists in the form of articles in journals or other publications, and is often not readily accessible to students or practitioners needing this for their course or training.This book aims to bring together the key readings, which constitute this core of policing studies, setting them within the necessary theoretical, social and political context, and providing an explanatory commentary.Extensive one-volume collection of key and classic writings on policing Informative commentary provides appropriate theoretical, social and political context Core reading for police studies, with sections on the emergence and development of the police, the role and function of the police, police culture, policing strategies, deviance ethics and control, and the emerging pattern of policing
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