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Emergency Services

  • What's Tha Up To This Time?by Martyn Johnson

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 13.50

    Martyn Johnson continues his wonderful stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. As with his previous two volumes the book is written from the heart, not so much nostalgia as a genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield. more...

  • Enclosure Fire Dynamicsby Bjorn Karlsson; James Quintiere

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 164.95

    The increasing complexity of technological solutions to both fire safety design issues and fire safety regulations demand higher levels of training and continuing education for fire protection engineers. Historical precedents on how to deal with fire hazards in new or unusual buildings are seldom available, and new performance-based building codes... more...

  • Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015by Police National Legal Database (PNLD); Fraser Sampson

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers... more...

  • Researching the Police in the 21st Centuryby James Gravelle; Colin Rogers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 40.00

    This unique collection explores the importance of undertaking police research, using a range of international examples from USA, UK and Germany. Focusing on practical challenges and difficulties, the volume offers solutions and reflections to assist in overcoming the barriers which might be encountered whilst carrying out research of this nature. more...

  • Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2015by Robin Bryant; Sarah Bryant; Sofia Graša

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2015 reflects the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from pre-join courses to PCSOs and Specials. Designed specifically to meet the new requirements of police training and developed from the best-selling Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook, this... more...

  • Against Securityby Harvey Molotch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the wars fought in its name, these measures are supposed to make us safer in a post?9/11 world. But do they? Against Security explains how these regimes of... more...

  • Blackstone's Emergency Planning, Crisis and Disaster Managementby Brian Dillon; Ian Dickinson; John Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    Blackstone's Emergency Planning, Crisis, and Disaster Management is a practical guide for those involved in all aspects of emergency preparedness, resilience, and response. Primarily focused on the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, it has been developed from the highly regarded Emergency Planning Officers' Handbook. The complete... more...

  • Citizens, Community and Crime Controlby Karen Bullock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Analysing the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control, this book examines the various ideals, outcomes and effects that citizen participation has been held to stimulate and how these have been transformed, renegotiated and reinvigorated over time. more...

  • Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Managementby Christine Owen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The fire and emergency services is a particularly large industry - in Australia alone it employs 250,000 personnel - yet there is very little by way of published human factors books addressing this sector directly. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative... more...

  • CCTVby Inga Kroener

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Central state and non-covert surveillance began in earnest at the start of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century, the UK was one of the most surveilled societies on earth. This timely volume by Inga Kroener analyses the particular combination of factors that have created this surveillance state. more...