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Policing : an introduction to concepts and practice

Author: Alan Wright
Publisher: Cullompton, Devon, UK ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2002.
Series: Policing and society.
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This book provides a highly readable introduction to the role and function of the police and policing, examining the issues and debates that surround this. It looks at the 'core functions' of the police, the ways in which police functions have developed, their key characteristics, and the challenges they face. From the outset questions are asked about the conceptual contestability and ambiguity of policing, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wright, Alan, 1941-
Policing.
Cullompton, Devon, UK ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2002
(DLC) 2003265152
(OCoLC)46432670
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Wright
ISBN: 9781135996994 1135996997 9781843924708 1843924706
OCLC Number: 822561740
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 205 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Policing; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; 1 The rise and fall of modern policing; 2 Policing as a rational function: back to basics?; 3 Peacekeeping: policing as social order; 4 Policing as crime investigation; 5 Policing as the management of risk; 6 Policing as community justice; 7 The politics of policing; References; Index.
Series Title: Policing and society.
Responsibility: Alan Wright.
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