Policing is a dynamic profession with increasing demands and complexities placed upon the police officers and staff who provide a 24-hour service across a diverse range of communities. Written by experts in police higher education from across both academic and professional practice, this book equips aspiring or newly appointed police constables with the knowledge and understanding to deal with the significant and often complex challenges they face daily. Introduction to Professional Policing explores a selected number of the core underpinning knowledge requirements identified as themes within the evolving National Policing Curriculum (NPC) and Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF). These include: The evolution of criminal justice as a discipline Exploration of operational duties The ethics of professional policing Victims and protection of the vulnerable Crime prevention and approaches to counter-terrorism Digital policing and data protection Evidence based decision making Police leadership At the end of each chapter the student finds a case study, reflective questions and a further reading list, all of which reinforces students' knowledge and furthers their professional development. Written in a clear and direct style, this book supports aspiring police constables, newly appointed police constables or direct entry (DE) detectives, as well as those interested in learning more about policing. It is essential reading for students taking a degree in Professional Policing.
Table of Contents An introduction to policing roles and responsibilities - Ian K. Pepper and Ruth McGrath Introduction Ian K. Pepper and Ruth McGrath Maintaining Professional Standards and Reflective Practice Dominic A. Wood Criminology and Criminal Justice Anne Lodge Ethics, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Eifion Swinnerton-Gismondi Communication Skills, Problem Solving and Managing Conflict Mark Thornton and Ian K. Pepper Decision Making: What works in major investigations? Geoff Elvey and Mark Roycroft Research Methods and Evidence Based Policing Helen Selby-Fell Policing Vulnerability: Attrition, rape and domestic abuse Emma Williams, Jenny Norman and Katy Barrow-Grint Public Protection: The role of the Police as a Public Authority Angela King Counter Terrorism: The Front line Peter Williams Digital Policing Benjamin Findlay Evidence Based Investigations and Crime Prevention Shane Sellers Police leadership: An international comparison Ian K. Pepper, Rick Ruddell and Ross Wolf An Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring David Taylor Index