• Summary
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  • 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.

Partnership and Police Reform
Partnership and police reform

Policing functions are not confined to the police. For instance, Schedule 1, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000 lists all the public authorities that may use covert surveillance pursuant to their regulatory/enforcement functions, illustrating the extent of policing activity. The recent concept of the ‘extended police family’ encompasses agencies or agents who directly assist police forces (specialist police forces, police staff and special constables, and policing partnerships), rather than all authorities with regulatory or enforcement powers. Partnership based on the extended police family is part of a wider police reform programme initiated by Tony Blair's ...

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