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.
Cyberspace challenges territorially based models of policing and law enforcement. Computers provide new and sophisticated mechanisms for committing long-established criminal behaviours. They also generate their own issues of practicality for evidence presentation.
The virtual reality of cyberspace creates its own issues for police organization (e.g. the need for specialist resources; how can the internet be policed?), police [Page 91]officers and staff (e.g. the ability to recognise digital data volatility and preserve/recover digital evidence), victims and third parties, who are used without their knowledge to disguise criminal attacks, and for suspects whose criminality is unconfined by the constraints of physical geography. The political implications of cybercrime (should the internet be policed and, if so, how?) have yet to ...