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Introduction to Policing Paperback – 26 March 2008

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′A clear and concise, user-friendly introduction to policing′

Robert Reiner, Professor of Criminology, Law Department, London School of Economics

′An invaluable resource for students ... this comprehensive and readable work provides a step-by-step learning guide to the key issues and debates concerning policing today′.

Professor Michael King, Birmingham City University

′The pedagogical features offer good guidance and make the text accessible and relevant, something that many other policing texts fail to do.′

Matthew Millings, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University

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Professor Michael Rowe′s research interests have tended to focus on accountability and governance in policing, and the changing organisation and delivery of policing in relation to diversity, professionalisation, the application of Evidence Based Policing and the challenges of policing in a digital age. A recent project has explored the changing nature of visible policing in relation to the impact of police buildings, material culture and social media on public perceptions of legitimacy and authority, as well as on police officer and staff professional culture and identity. Other projects have examined innovative police responses to domestic violence, organisational and cultural change in the policing of adult sexual assault investigations and the ethical and governance challenges of using scientific research and AI technology in contemporary policing.  He is currently developing work exploring the policing of Anthropocentric climate change.

He has published widely on these and related matters in the British Journal of Criminology, Policing and Society, Public Management Review, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Criminology and Criminal Justice and many other journals. His books include Policing the Police (Policy Press, 2020) and Accountability in Policing: Contemporary Debates (Routledge, 2015, edited with Stuart Lister) and Introduction to Policing (Sage, 2018, third edition). He is editor of the International Journal of Police Science and Management.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SAGE Publications Inc (26 March 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1412928699
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1412928694
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.78 x 0.64 x 22.23 cm
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