2nd Edition

Policing Scotland

ISBN 9781843929383
Published March 10, 2011 by Willan
576 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

This fully updated and expanded second edition of Policing Scotland takes account of recent developments in Scottish policing and criminal justice against the backdrop of a dynamic political landscape and looming fiscal constraints in public services. The book offers contributions from both academics and practitioners, and not only shows police at work in contemporary Scotland, but also gives some insight into those areas where policing is carried out by non-police people and organisations.

It seeks to identify what it is about Scottish policing that is distinctly Scottish, the main characteristics of modern policing in Scotland, how these have developed over the recent past, and what they have become today. In answering these questions, the book analyses policing in Scotland in the context of the new and emerging ideas about the nature, purposes and methods of policing that are developing elsewhere in the world, and seeks to determine how far Scottish policing is maintaining its own traditions, or simply becoming a localised example of wider global trends.

The second edition of this popular text introduces new chapters on crime investigation, police unionism, ethnic minorities, policing violence and forensic science, as well as incorporating a major new theme which seeks to explain how those responsible for policing Scotland set about dealing with current issues such as terrorism and organised crime. This book makes a significant contribution to the current debate on policing in Scotland, and as such is an essential text for academics and those interested in policing issues.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Policing Scotland, Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott Part 1: Overview 2. Structure and Organisation of Scottish Policing, Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott  3. Scottish Policing - A Historical Perspective, Alistair Dinsmor and Alastair Goldsmith  4. Governance, Accountabilities and Scottish Policing, Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott  5. Managing the police resource in Scotland, Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott  6. Police Unionism in Scotland, Joe Grant Part 2: Key Areas of Policing in Scotland 7. Policing Crime and Disorder in Scotland, Nicholas R. Fyfe  8. Policing the Scottish Community,  Daniel Donnelly  9. Young People and the Police in Scotland, Jan Nicholson  10. The Police and Ethnic Monorities in Scotland, Allan Burnett and Tom Harrigan  11. Crime Investigation in Scotland, Tom Halpin  Part 3: Scottish Policing Contexts 12. Police Powers and Human Rights in Scotland, James D. Pennycook 13. The Police and Criminal Justice in Scotland, Kenneth Scott 14. Forensic Science and Policing in Scotland, Jim Fraser and Anika Ludwig 15. Violence, Culture and Policing in Scotland, John Carnochan and Karyn McCluskey 16. The Role of the Police in Modern Scotland - Myths and Realities, Malcom Dickson Conclusions 17. Semper Vigilo: The Future of Policing in Scotland, Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott

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Kenneth Scott is Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Police Studies at the University of the West of Scotland. Daniel Donnelly is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Police Studies at the University of the West of Scotland.