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.
Chapter 4: The Methods of Policing
The Methods of Policing
The Policing of Local Communities
This section analyses the various methods through which policing has been delivered to local communities since the early part of the nineteenth century.
As is argued in Chapter 1, the emphasis of nineteenth-century police work was upon the prevention of crime. This was implemented by ‘home beat’ policing, whereby a ...