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Introduction to Police Work


Introduction to Police Work

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    Available in PDF Format | Introduction to Police Work.pdf | English
    Colin Rogers(Editor) Rhobert Lewis(Series Editor)

Policing is in a profound period of change, the result of recent government reform, a renewed drive for professionalism as well as the need to adapt to a rapidly changing society. This book provides a highly readable and up to date introduction to the work of the police, exploring what this currently involved and the directions it may be going in. It is designed for student police officers starting their probation and training, students studying public or uniformed service courses in colleges, students taking undergraduate courses in policing and criminal justice, and anybody else who wants to know about policing today.

The book describes all the key elements of policing work. The first two parts look at how the police functions as an organization, with chapters devoted to important new areas of crime reduction partnerships and forensic support in investigation and enforcement. The third section covers key aspects of practical police work, with coverage of such challenging areas as anti-social behaviour and terrorism. The book contains a wide range of practical tasks and activities, and links are made throughout to the new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme and National Occupational Standards in Policing.

"'Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of policing and will provide a useful insight for anyone, student, member of staff or citizen, seeking to understand our profession.' - Peter Neyroud QPM (Chief Constable and Chief Executive, National Policing Improvement Agency) 'I am delighted to provide the foreword for this excellent publication. Just a quick glance at the contents will show that it covers everything from the initial training of a probationer through to countering the modern terrorist threat. Every page is relevant, not just to those wanting to join the police service, but also to those who need to know and understand how it works, what issues it must address and what the future may hold'. - Dick Winterton (Chief Executive, Skills for Justice)"

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  • By D. J. Ritchie on 21 October 2008

    I bought this for my husband who is considering changing career. He has found it extremely useful and informative. A police officer friend of ours took a look at it and said he wished it had been available when he joined. A great overview of the job, the force and the police entry system.

  • By M4rkle on 11 September 2014

    I purchased this book during my first year while reading police studies with criminal investigation. This is a very entry level book and really only explains topics (for instance, this is the history of policing, this is the rank structure...) rather than featuring academic debates. However, arguably, you need to understand the basics before delving into the heavy stuff! Therefore, I am not going to criticise this book for being entry level as it certainly went towards my understanding of several topics!

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