• 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.

Police Ethics and Human Rights
Police ethics and human rights

Of all the elements of the criminal justice system (pre-trial, trial and post-trial), the police service is perhaps the most exposed in terms of direct interaction with the public, not least because, as the gateway to the criminal justice system, the police exercise considerable discretion in determining who is made subject of that system. Many more people encounter the police than a jury or a magistrate, let alone a prison or probation officer. This has led to an increasing focus upon police behaviour as society continues the unending task of balancing individual and community rights when securing and reconciling human rights.

Neyroud and Beckley (2001, p.4) argue that focusing on ethics and human rights provides the way forward ...

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