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 Future Direction of Policing in a Time of Financial Restraint

The future direction of policing in a time of financial restraint

Chapter Aims

The aims of this chapter are:

  • To evaluate the present funding arrangements of the police service;
  • To consider the impact of future cuts in public expenditure on the police service;
  • To analyse developments affecting police force amalgamations and the modernisation of police working practices in the context of financial stringency.

Police Funding

It is inevitable that public spending will be reduced following the 2010 general election. This concluding chapter considers what impact future financial restraints may impose on policing.

The government spending for police authorities is set for a three-year period within the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Total government grants to the police increased by 19% in ...

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