• 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.

Comparative Policing
Comparative policing

There are a number of areas in which comparative studies of policing can be undertaken: public policing/private security; different law enforcement agencies within a single jurisdiction; different types of police agency in different countries; policing philosophies (see section 2.5); policing functions/powers; and policing issues (crime control or public order preservation, policing by consent or policing dissent?). Mawby (2003) identifies legitimacy (including accountability), structure and function as key comparative criteria, and these criteria, which Mawby applies to different policing agencies in different jurisdictions, can be applied in any of the arenas identified above. This section identifies the plethora of issues prevailing in comparative studies. The questions posed illustrate the ways in ...

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