• 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 Organised Crime
Policing organised crime
Running Themes

With the above in mind, what are the implications and issues to be considered when reflecting upon police organisation, suspects' perspectives, the concerns of the wider community (legitimate or misconceived), the needs of other agencies, and political policy-making?

‘Organised crime’ is not a specific offence defined in statute. Rather it is a conceptual model of criminal activity upon which key political strategies are determined that depart from the UK norm of policing that is locally controlled and locally ...

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