This text will explore the field of police and policing, mainly from Britain and Continental Europe, although there will be some comparative coverage with the US, Canada and Australasia. It is a theoretically informed text, but will also include a wide range of important policy issues relating to police and policing, and draw upon a great deal of empirical research in the field. The authors have extensive experience in this field. The text brings up to date the discussions surrounding police and policing, discussing areas such as measuring police effectiveness, race and gender, the impact of changing technologies, the changing face of policing, and the internationalisation of police and policing.
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Trevor Jones is Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cardiff University, formerly Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute in London, he has published extensively in the fields of policing and crime prevention. His books include: Democracy and Policing (PSI 1994), Policing and Democracy in the Netherlands (PSI 1995), Britain's Ethnic Minorities (PSI 1996), Policing After the Act (PSI 1997), Private Security and Public Policing (Clarendon Press 1998) Mike Maguire is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cardiff University, he is a Co-editor of Punishment and Society, An International Journal and Series Editor of the Open University Press criminology texts; He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Criminology 3rd edition (Oxford University Press 2002) Amanda Robinson is Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cardiff University. Her research relates to the police role in society, including community policing practices, police discretion, and decision-making, the police response to violence against women, and police performance measurement.
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