This lively and comprehensive text combines an overview of the historical development of policing in the UK, with discussion of current debates and practice. It provides a global and comparative context, in order to shed light on contemporary issues. The book equips students with an in-depth understanding of the challenges and complexities of modern policing, including: " the relationship between the police and other criminal justice agencies " styles and approaches in practice " how to police political violence " diversity and the police " police accountability Featuring chapter summaries, case studies, study questions, an expansive glossary and a date chart listing significant events, the book is easy to use and helps students to reflect upon key themes. It is essential reading for criminology, criminal justice and policing undergraduates.

The Emergence and Development of Professional Policing

The emergence and development of professional policing

Chapter Aims

The aims of this chapter are:

  • To discuss the historical development and the key characteristics of the old policing system and methods of law enforcement;
  • To consider the factors that resulted in the breakdown of this system during the course of the eighteenth century and to analyse reasons for the reluctance to embark upon a root-and-branch reform of policing at that time;
  • To examine the progress of police reform from 1829 until the end of the nineteenth century;
  • To provide an understanding of the principle and practice of the concept of policing by consent and to evaluate the extent to which this ideal had been attained in England and Wales by the end of the ...
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