'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 SchulzPhD John Jay College of Criminal Justice
A useful companion to those embarking on a policing course.
This is a great resource for introducing undergraduate students to key concepts in policing
Brilliant resource, a must-have for students and lecturers alike. Each entry has a concise definition, associated concept and suggest further readings.
Excellent supporting text which supports and enables student learning
A gem of a book. An excellent reference point for students interested in the study of Policing.
The book provides a very good overview of all of the issues related to policing. There are however other books out there which provide a more in-depth analysis of the same topic areas also in one book.
At the same time this is a very good supplemental text which can serve as a springboard to other more in-depth analysis of the subject discussed.
This 'dictionary' (it is far more) not only provides clear and concise definitions of many of the major concepts and issues in modern-day policing, it also provides distinctive features, evaluations and key texts of each topic. This reference book is easy to read and provides an excellent starting point for research on policing and I would recommend that students invest in a copy.
'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.
Excellent read for my students, recommended to them and included on the core reading list
Comprehensive understanding and referencing
every thing you need to define quickly is right at you finger tips
A well written and easy to read dictionary which covers key terminology surrounding modern policing.
A good source of reference for students and educators alike. It is good that the authors have chosen to adopt the format of the Sage dictionary of Criminology in terms of the setting out of entries. There is sufficient dept on each entry as well as being presented in a succinct and accessible way. A good companion for students and lecturers of criminology and criminal justice
This was highly recommended for police students undertaking the Foundation Degree in Policing. It continues to be useful to policing students.
Very useful and up-to-date reference material
a must have book for students to quickly reference and understand the complex domain of policing and police language.
A very valuable resource for policing students at undergraduate level and beyond.
Good source of information especially for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Criminology.
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