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Learning Matters 2010

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Equality and Diversity in Policing
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Brian Stout
ISBN: 9781844453535
Publishers: Learning Matters
Price: 17
Publication Date: 10th May 2010
 

Publisher's Title Information
 
Equality and Diversity is a key theme on all policing degree courses. The book starts by contextualizing equality and diversity within the legislative and policy framework. It then examines the recent historical context by outlining some of the difficulties and criticisms that the police have faced in dealing with matters of equality and diversity. It considers diversity in terms of how the police relate to the general public but also how diversity issues impact on police careers and occupational culture.

Reviews to Date

"A great, concise look at equality within the field of policing - an essential text." Lecturer, University of Ulster

The Author

Dr Brian Stout is Associate Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University. The School has partnerships with Leicestershire Constabulary and Nottinghamshire Police and delivers training and education to police officers, police community support officers and other professionals within the extended police family. Dr Stout was formerly a probation officer in Northern Ireland and has extensive experience of teaching equality and diversity to probation, police and other undergraduate students on applied programmes in both the United Kingdom and South Africa.


Study Skills for Policing Students
Series: Policing Matters
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Richard Malthouse & Jodi Roffey-Barentsen
ISBN: 978 1844453528
Publishers: Learning Matters
Price: 17
Publication Date: 19th April 2010
 
Publisher's Title Information
 

This text provides an accessible and up to date guide to study skills for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. Efficient study skills pave the way to successful learning. This book helps policing students with all aspects of their studies including identifying how they learn best, effective note-taking, how to be critical and analytical in their reading, writing and thinking, how to carry out research and writing a final dissertation.
 

Key features:

Study skills set within a policing context
Plenty of practical examples and case studies
Illustrates how academic study skills will be of use in a policing career
Clear advice provides support and helps students grow in confidence and competence

Reviews to date

"I am recommending this book to our student officers - it covers everything we need and more, and says it in a clear style I am going to suggest that this text be issued to each officer on the programme." Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University

The Authors

Richard Malthouse is currently employed within a large law enforcement agency, providing training design and performance needs analysis. He has been teaching, coaching, and assessing police officers for over 11 years and is a Director of The Interview Success Company Ltd which coaches individuals through the National Police Recruit Assessment Process.

Jodi Roffey-Barentsen has been involved in a wide range of teacher training programmes, including training police, prison, army and ambulance trainers. She works as a consultant for the Institute for Learning and is an Associate Trainer for The Interview Success Company Ltd. This extensive range of experience has contributed to a broad understanding of education and training in the public services sector.


Policing and Technology
Edition: 1st
Series:Policing Matters
Format: Paperback
Author: Barrie Sheldon & Paul Wright
ISBN: 978 1844455928
Publishers: Learning Matters
Price: 17
Publication Date: :14/06/2010
 
Publisher's title Information

 
The rapid development of modern technologies is having profound implications on modern day policing. Recent innovations include the proliferation of sophisticated communication and surveillance devices, developments in road traffic and crime investigation techniques, personal safety equipment, the internet, network and computer forensics, all of which are accompanied by often complex new legislative and regulative requirements. This book ensures that policing students are fully informed, completely up to date with the changes and understand the implications and impact that changing technology brings to practice. Each chapter includes clear objectives, links to the NOS, practical and reflective tasks, case studies and summaries.

Key features:
 
Fully up to date
Explores both the benefits and challenges that new technology brings to policing
Learning activities challenge and stimulate students.
Case studies help students link theory and practice.
 

Praise for this book

"An excellent book: accessible, and clearly laid out. Reflective and practical task boxes are very useful indeed. A very interactive book in this respect." Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University


Policing and Criminal Justice
Series: Policing Matters
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Christopher Blake, Peter Sheldon & Peter Williams
ISBN: 9781844453450
Publishers: Learning Matters
Price: 17
Publication Date: 31st March 2010
 
Publisher's Title Information

 
Key features:
 
Fully up to date - includes recent legislation and Government publications
Makes clear links between theory, practice and procedure.
Learning activities challenge and stimulate students.
Encapsulates contemporaneous policing issues.
Policing and Criminal Justice
This text provides an accessible and up to date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides an holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS), an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the change agenda.


Contents:
Criminal Justice
Courts of Justice
Arrest and detention
The prosecution process
Crime and punishment
Victims and the Criminal Justice System
Youth justice
A multi-agency approach
Criminological perspectives
Future directions


What is Policing?
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: PAJ Waddinhton & Martin Wright
ISBN: 9781844453559
Publishers: Learning Matters
Price: 14
Publication Date: 31/03/2010
 
Publisher's Title Information

This text provides an accessible, up to date and thought-provoking introduction to policing for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees. It aims not only to inform students and prepare them for their course, but also to expose them to some of the challenges they will face as they begin their studies and/or policing careers. This book is the essential foundation for the Policing Matters series, explaining what policing is, what the police do, the context for policing and what are the main issues it faces and challenges it poses.

Key features:
Confronts students with the challenges faced by all those in a policing role.
Makes clear links between theory, practice and procedure(s).
Learning activities challenge and stimulate students.
Uses research to dispel the myths about policing while exciting students' interest.


The Authors
P A J Waddington is Professor of Social Policy, Policy Research Institute, The University of Wolverhampton. He has over 30 years of academic research and is the initiator of the BSc (Hons) Policing degree.
 
Martin Wright is senior lecturer in the School of Legal Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and is the award leader for the BSc Policing degree. He retired from West Midlands Police in November 2008 after having completed 30 years service. He has a Bachelor of Law degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminology

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