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The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

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January 2009 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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
Editors' Introduction
The Sage Dictionary of Policing
Name Index
Subject Index

Excellent read for my students, recommended to them and included on the core reading list

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
April 13, 2012

Comprehensive understanding and referencing

Mr Maurice Collins
Crimina Justice and Social Studies, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

every thing you need to define quickly is right at you finger tips

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
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March 2, 2012

A well written and easy to read dictionary which covers key terminology surrounding modern policing.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
October 20, 2011

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

Dr Paul Taylor
Social Studies and Counselling, Chester University
August 14, 2011

This was highly recommended for police students undertaking the Foundation Degree in Policing. It continues to be useful to policing students.

Ms Tina Eadie
Community & Criminal Justice Division, De Montfort University
January 3, 2011

Very useful and up-to-date reference material

Dr Kenneth Scott
Centre for Criminal Justice and Police Studies, University of the West of Scotland (Hamilton Campus)
December 6, 2010

a must have book for students to quickly reference and understand the complex domain of policing and police language.

Dr John Topping
Fac. of Social Sciences, Ulster University
August 2, 2010

A very valuable resource for policing students at undergraduate level and beyond.

Dr Neil Chakraborti
Department of Criminology, University of Leicester
June 2, 2010

Good source of information especially for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Criminology.

Dr Leonie Howe
Law and Criminology, Greenwich University
December 4, 2009

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