• 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.

Philosophies of Policing-Keeping the Peace and Enforcing the Law
Philosophies of policing-keeping the peace and enforcing the law

There are many different views on what policing is for and how it should be undertaken. This section introduces the key philosophies that have dominated practical, academic and political thinking about policing. Should the focus of policing be on tackling crime or the causes of crime? How should the police connect with the community? How can finite resources best be deployed? Should the police have to do all the policing? All these questions have given rise to different philosophies of policing.

Running Themes

How might any or each of the following influence interpretation of this topic? Will the ...

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