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Policing and security in practice : challenges and achievements

Author: Tim Prenzler
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Crime prevention and security management.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Modern policing is a vital institution for the defense of political and civil rights, and the protection of citizens from crime and fear of crime. Private security is also playing an increasingly important role in crime prevention and order maintenance, and also in protecting government assets and services. At the same time, crime and disorder remain major problems in contemporary societies, and there are ongoing  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Prenzler
ISBN: 9780230300569 0230300561
OCLC Number: 783520842
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
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Description: xxiii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Policing to a Different Beat: Measuring Police Performance / Tim Legrand and Simon Bronitt --
Legitimacy and Policing / Elise Sargeant, Kristina Murphy, Jacqueline Davis and Lorraine Mazerolle --
The Suppression of Organised Crime: New Approaches and Problems / Julie Ayling and Roderic Broadhurst --
Policing Contemporary Protests / David Baker --
Integrating Intelligence into Policing Practice / Janet Evans and Mark Kebbell --
The Effectiveness of Traffic Policing in Reducing Traffic Crashes / Lyndel Bates, David Soole and Barry Watson --
Approaches to Improving Organisational Effectiveness: The Impact of Attraction, Selection and Leadership Practices in Policing / Jacqueline M. Drew --
Corruption Prevention and Complaint Management / Louise Porter and Tim Prenzler --
Public-Private Crime Prevention Partnerships / Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre --
Safety in Policing and Security / Tim Prenzler --
Making the Most of Security Technology / Roderick ('Rick') Draper, Jessica Ritchie and Tim Prenzler --
Optimizing Security through Effective Regulation: Lessons from Around the Globe / Mark Button.
Series Title: Crime prevention and security management.
Responsibility: edited by Tim Prenzler.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9780230300569
(Sirsi) 1221947

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This volume addresses critical questions about how to achieve the best outcomes from police and security providers by reviewing and critiquing the scientific literature and identifying best practice  Read more...
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'A key take away from the book - and from each chapter within it - is the very reason such a book is necessary: there is still a long way to go. While certainly true for policing, this is even truer Read more...

 
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