This is the first course guide that has been developed for students of policing. It identifies the core themes and additional source material, providing an essential overview for students and a reference point for use throughout their studies.
The Policing Course Companion is designed to complement and work alongside existing literature. It provides:
"Easy access to the key themes in policing
"Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks
"Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
"Help with developing critical thinking
"Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the "received wisdom"
"Pointers to success in course exams and written assessment exercises
The SAGE Course Companion in Policing is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.
John Grieve is a former Director of Intelligence for the Metropolitan Police, where he also held a number of other senior roles. He is now Chair of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety and Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University.
Clive Harfield is a former police Inspector and is now the Deputy Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, London Metropolitan University.
Allyson MacVean is Founder and Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, London Metropolitan University.
"This concise and accessible study guide will be an important resource for undergraduate students who need to understand the 'nuts and bolts' of police work and professional practice. In this interactive text, key concepts are clearly explained. It includes a range of activities and further reading that will enable students to think further about the challenges confronting 21st century policing "