An ideal introduction for police recruits, criminal justice practitioners, criminologists and general readers. Written in a clear style and based on the experiences of author Peter Villiers who was for many years a tutor at the National Police Staff College, Bramshill. A convenient handbook for anyone wanting an accessible yet thought-provoking account of a key public institution. Also contains a Glossary of Words, Phrases, Acronyms and Abbreviations and a Timeline.Covers such key topics as * The nature and purposes of policing * A short history * The 'original authority' of police constables * Police forces and police authorities * Detective work * Squads, teams, units and operations * Training and leadership * Crime prevention and crime reduction * Forensics, science and technology * Powers of arrest, detention and charge * Ethics, discipline and integrity * Common standards and values * Protection of the public * Terrorism (including modern-day powers) * The Serious Organized Crime Agency * Police community support officers * Corruption and the use of 'deception' * Policing in the era of human rights * Interpol and Europol * Examples of policing from abroad

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