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.

Diversity and the Police Service

Diversity and the police service

Chapter Aims

The aims of this chapter are:

  • To evaluate the background to the 1999 Macpherson report;
  • To examine the content of the reforms proposed in the Macpherson report on the police service and the impact made by the Macpherson report on the subsequent operations of the police service;
  • To analyse the status of women in the police service;
  • To examine the impact of equal opportunities legislation and policy on the position of women in the police service;
  • To consider the role played by community contact in relationship to police relations with ‘hard to reach’ groups.

The Police Service and its Relations with Minority Ethnic Communities in the 1990s

There has been a long history of tension between minority ethnic communities and the police ...

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