• 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.

Private Policing
Private policing
Running Themes

The running themes of particular interest in this section involve police organizations and their relationship with private policing, how other agencies engage with private policing companies (e.g. in the policing of public spaces such as shopping malls), and the relationship between the wider community and private policing, which also engages the relationship between the wider community and police organisations in those areas where the community have bought in private policing provision because they are not getting the service they want (usually guaranteed street patrols) from the public police. The political implications of increased private policing provision are also of importance. The statistical data reveals ...

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