• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies. The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides: " Easy access to the key themes in policing " Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks " Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course " Help with developing critical thinking " Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom" " Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises The Sage Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Introduction to your Course Companion
Introduction to your course companion

In recent years the study of policing has attracted an increasing amount of interest from a variety of academic perspectives: criminology, sociology, social policy and public administration, politics and governance, criminal justice, social history, law and human rights. There are wider tangential interests. Policing as a concept of social control may be of interest to philosophy students. The contribution of policing to foreign policy may be of interest to students of international relations. Press or dramatic representations of policing may well be of interest to media and cultural studies students. Policing can be studied as a sub-set of any of these disciplines or in its own right. Offered at an increasing number of higher and further ...

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