• Summary
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  • 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.

Introducing the Features
Introducing the features

Being a successful student necessitates learning how to think and write theoretically and analytically. Key points and ideas must be identified, understood and clearly presented. There is an art to academic writing and discourse, and Part Three aims to help undergraduates develop core academic skills.

Successful assignments or exam essays will depend upon a sound answer construction to the question that is being posed. The difference between an adequate answer that will pass and a good answer that will attract extra marks will depend upon how widely read the student is, and how he or she develops the construction of their answer. The following features are employed in Part Two to provide sign-posts pointing the way from an adequate assignment or essay ...

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