Contemporary Police Practice

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Contemporary Police Practice is an introduction to policing in the Australian context. It explores the history of Australian policing for the purpose of understanding contemporary police practice; reviews the core functions of police; and critically analyses the foundational research which has led to significant strategic, program, technology and administrative innovations.

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ISBN 9780195591415
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Weight 0.536 kg
Dimensions 1.6 × 17 × 24.4 cm

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Contemporary Police Practice is a clear and concise introduction to policing in the Australian context. It explores the history of Australian policing to build a foundation for understanding contemporary police practice; examines the core functions of police; and critically analyses the foundational research which has led to significant innovations in strategies, programs, technology and administration.The book comprehensively reviews empirical evidence to help readers develop a sophisticated understanding of current and emerging best practice principles of operational and administrative police policy.Key featuresProvides readers with up-to-date knowledge of policing systems, organisations and behavioursAnalyses contemporary developments in operational police practice and strategies, including community and hot spot policingExplores policing in diverse communities, factors influencing function of police agencies, recruitment and leadership, and examines critical issues associated with development of effective leaders.

About the author
Jacqueline Drew is a lecturer at Griffith University and Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). Timothy Prenzler is a professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS).

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