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NCJ Number: 203671 Find in a Library
Title: Handbook of Policing
Editor(s): Tim Newburn
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 783
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84392-019-0
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by students, researchers, teachers, and practitioners, papers by experts in the field of policing in the United Kingdom address policing in comparative and historical perspective, the context of policing, doing policing, and themes and debates in policing.
Abstract: Chapters on policing in its comparative and historical context consider the major models of policing and how they developed, how policing is best theorized and understood, how policing was organized before formal state agencies became the norm in liberal democracies, and how policing has developed in the past two centuries. Papers on the context in which policing occurs consider the features of international and domestic policing structures, how the police service is organized domestically, what rank structures and organizational hierarchies indicate about modern policing, how international and transnational forms of policing have developed, the powers available to the police and how they are used, and how policing is represented and understood in the media. Chapters that focus on how the British police operate address how the police analyze and investigate crime; the major models of policing (problem-oriented policing, community policing, and intelligence-led policing) and how they are applied; the police approach in crime reduction and community safety; drugs policing; and whether responses to terrorism and organized crime have changed as a result of globalization and the emergence of transnational policing bodies. The final section of chapters examines a range of key themes in contemporary policing, including the policing of ethnic minority communities, gender issues in policing, policing and ethics, the governance and accountability of policing, leadership and performance management, new technologies in policing and their impact on police practice and culture, restorative justice in policing, and the future of policing. Chapter references, a glossary, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Accountability; Community policing; Computer related crime; Crime analysis; Drug law enforcement; Gender issues; History of policing; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; International organizations; International police activities; Leadership; Organized crime; Police corruption; Police management; Police organizational structure; Police response to terrorism; Police subculture; Police-media relations; Police-minority relations; Problem-Oriented Policing; Professional conduct and ethics; Racial discrimination; Restorative Justice; Technology transfer; United Kingdom (UK); White collar crime
Note: For individual chapters, see NCJ-203672-88.
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