• 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.

Policing Public Order
Policing public order
Running Themes

How do the demands on police organizations of policing public order differ from other policing demands? What are issues around welfare and training for police officers and staff? How can the support of the wider community be won to diffuse potential public disorder (whether that be anti-social behaviour of violent protest), and what are the consequences for the community and other agencies of widescale disorder? What are the politics of policing public order?

There are two key aspects to this subject: preserving public order and policing disorder. The latter is required only when the former has failed.

Preserving Order

The Blair government made the control of anti-social behaviour (i.e petty disorder at ...

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