Tim Newburn (ed)
Willan Publishing (November 2004)
Policing has developed as an increasingly important and popular subject of study at colleges and universities, either as a subject in its own right or as part of a broader course in criminology and criminal justice. At the same time, police forces themselves have become increasingly professionalised and engaged with academic and theoretical debate son the nature of policing.
There now exists a body of work - much of it North American and British, some Australian - constitution this core of policing studies. Much of it, however, is not readily accessible to students or practitioners. This book brings together for the first time the classic readings which make up policing studies, setting them within their theoretical, social and political contexts, and providing an explanatory commentary. As such it will be invaluable to anyone wishing to understand the development and likely future of contemporary policing.
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