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Police Work

Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

By Colin Rogers, Rhobert Lewis, Tim John, Tim Read


338 pages

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This book provides a highly readable account of police work. It builds upon Introduction to Police Work (Rogers and Lewis 2007) to provide a comprehensive, in depth and critical understanding of policing in today's diverse society.

Police Work: Principles and Practice meets the need for an increasingly sophisticated and professional approach to training within the police, whether this is carried out within police forces themselves or within higher education institutions. Written in an accessible style by current and former police practitioners and a nationally recognized expert on the National Intelligence Model, this book focuses – in line with the government's agenda for workforce modernization – on three key areas of policing: community, investigation and intelligence. It introduces readers to many important areas through the use of definition boxes, scenario boxes highlighting good practice, points to note boxes, flowcharts and diagrams as well as a wide range of questions and exercises to help apply their knowledge to different situations and scenarios.

This book will be essential reading for those on probationer training programmes and a valuable resource for students taking courses in policing and criminology more generally where an advanced level of understanding of the nature of police work is required.

Table of Contents

1. The Context for the Book Part 1: Community 2. Community Issues 3. Community and Crime Reduction 4. Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Problem Solving 5. Communities – Engagement, Consultation and Accountability Part 2: Investigation 6. Criminal Investigations in Context 7. Legislation and Police Powers 8. Methods of Investigation 9. Investigation Strategies Part 3: Intelligence 10. What is Intelligence? 11. Developing and Employing Intelligence 12. Intelligence-led Policing and the National Intelligence Model 13. Multi-Agency Approaches and Intelligence Part 4: Investigative Practices 14. The Nature and Investigation of Sexual Offences 15. Organised and Transnational Crime 16. Forensic Investigation and Crime Science 17. Policing and Public Disorder 18. Future Directions

About the Authors

Colin Rogers is a former senior police officer and is a Reader in Police Sciences at the University of Glamorgan; Rhobert Lewis is a former police officer, now Associate Dean and Director of the Centre for Police Studies at the University of Glamorgan; Tim John is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Criminology at the University of Glamorgan; Tim Read is a former Senior Research Consultant for Evidence Led Solutions, a research consultancy working in the community safety field and currently Senior Lecturer in Police Science at Glamorgan University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology