The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

by Alison Wakefield,

A companion website is available for this text

The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is the definitive reference tool for students, academics and practitioners in police studies.

The Dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. Contributions by 110 of the world's leading academics and practitioners based in 14 countries map out all the key concepts and topics in the field.

Each entry includes:

"a concise definition

"distinctive features of the concept

"a critical evaluation

"associated concepts, directing readers to linked entries

"key readings, enabling readers to take their knowledge further.

In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including free access to key articles and links to useful websites.

This is a must-have for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals in police studies, criminology and criminal justice. It is the ideal companion to the SAGE Dictionary of Criminology: together the two books provide the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available.

Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She was previously based at City University, London.

Jenny Fleming is Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.

  • SAGE Publications; December 2008
  • ISBN: 9781446207017
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: The SAGE Dictionary of Policing
  • Author: Alison Wakefield (ed.); Jenny Fleming (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

'This accessible reference work is much more than a dictionary; in addition to a traditional definition, each entry provides an overview of relevant research on the topic, often engaging in a short, lively debate about the topic's significance to policing and broader criminal justice issues. The SAGE Dictionary of Policing deserves a place on the bookshelves of scholars around the world.'
Dorothy Moses Schulz
PhD John Jay College of Criminal Justice

'This dictionary covers a great many of the key concepts and issues in modern policing. Its value is both in the quality of the contributors and the way in which each section not only gives clear and accessible explanations but also gives an overview of the evaluation available. It is a very welcome resource for those who not only want a reference book but also some guidance on evidence-based practice.'
Chief Constable Sara Thornton
Thames Valley Police