• 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.

References and Additional Reading
References and additional reading

There follows a supplementary bibliography arranged by thematic section.

Key Texts
KennedyH. (2004) Just Law: The Changing Face of Justice — and Why It Matters To Us All, London: Vintage
MaguireM., ReinerR. & MorganR. (eds) (2002) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (
3rd edn
), Oxford: Oxford University Press
McConvilleM. & WilsonG. (eds) (2002) The Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process, Oxford: Oxford University Press
NewburnT. (ed.) (2003) Handbook of Policing, Cullompton: Willan
NewburnT. (ed.) (2005) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willan
SmarttU. (2006) Criminal Justice, London: Sagehttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446212127

Although not a substitute for academic texts, it can be useful to read journalistic accounts aimed at the popular market to obtain a different perspective, one which the public is likely to adopt. For an account of investigating organised crime see:

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