The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

SAGE Publications Ltd
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The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is the definitive reference tool for students, academics and practitioners in police studies.

The Dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. Contributions by 110 of the world's leading academics and practitioners based in 14 countries map out all the key concepts and topics in the field.

Each entry includes:

" a concise definition

" distinctive features of the concept

" a critical evaluation

" associated concepts, directing readers to linked entries

" key readings, enabling readers to take their knowledge further.

In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including free access to key articles and links to useful websites.

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.

Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She was previously based at City University, London.

Jenny Fleming is Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.

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Publisher
SAGE Publications Ltd
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Published on
Dec 22, 2008
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781446245811
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Law Enforcement
Social Science / Criminology
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