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by John Grieve et al SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Introduction to your Course Companion Using this Book Introducing the Features Researching Police Organizations The Study of Policing A Brief Introduction PART TWO: POLICING Running Themes in Policing The Policing Framework The Emergence and History of Policing The Function and Role of the Police Governance, Structure and Accountability Public Engagement and the Police Philosophies of Policing - Keeping the Peace and Enforcing the Law Comparative Policing International and Transnational Policing Partnership and Police Reform The Practice of Policing Policing Public Order Criminal Investigation Policing and Evidence Policing Different Types of Crime Policing Organized Crime Policing Cyberspace Policing Terrorism Private Policing The Cultural Context of Policing Police Ethics and Human Rights The Organizational Culture of the Police Race and Diversity Gender and Policing The Police and the Media PART THREE: STUDY AND REVISION SKILLS General Introduction How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures How to Make the Most of Seminars Essay Writing Tips Revision Hints and Tips Exam Tips Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions PART FOUR: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Glossary, Abbreviations and Useful Websites Acts and Documents Relevant to the Constitution of Policing in England and Wales References and Additional Reading

"This concise and accessible study guide will be an important resource for undergraduate students who need to understand the 'nuts and bolts' of police work and professional practice. In this interactive text, key concepts are clearly explained. It includes a range of activities and further reading that will enable students to think further about the challenges confronting 21st century policing "

Professor Eugene McLaughlin, City University London

Allyson MacVean was the founder and first Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety. Prior to this position, Allyson worked in the Serious and Organized Crime Unit at the Home Office. Her interests include police intelligence, the policing of investigations, policing child sexual abusers and police education. Her books include co-editor of The Handbook of Intelligence Policing (OUP, 2008), Policing Paedophiles on the Internet (New Police Bookshop, 2004) and Sage Course Companions: Policing (Sage Publications, 2007).