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SAGE Dictionary of Policing

by Alison Wakefield and Jenny Fleming SAGE Publications Ltd
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Hbk 360 pages
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The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is THE definitive reference tool for students and academics in Police Studies.

The dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. The world’s leading academics and practitioners contribute to over 130 substantive entries, which map out all the key concepts and topics in the field internationally.

Each entry includes:
A concise definition
Description of distinctive features
Critical evaluation (for major conceptual entries)
Cross-referencing with related terms, to enable readers to formulate a comprehensive understanding of the field
Key readings, to assist students in taking their knowledge further
In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including reflective questions for students and free access to key articles.

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.

List of Contributors List of Entries List of Contributors Preface Editors' Introduction The Sage Dictionary of Policing Name Index Subject Index

'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

Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Jenny Fleming is a Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia.