'This volume offers a definitive and invaluable resource for students (and scholars) who wish to learn about the development and content of policing research. It is a fitting companion to Tim Newburn's 2003 Handbook of Policing, which provided a state-of-the-art collection of contemporary papers on the main aspects of contemporary policing in the UK. Tim Newburn's editorial introductions to each section of both volumes are exceptionally judicious and helpful, drawing out the core points of each contribution and its relationship to the others. Policing: Key Readings offers not only a wealth of material for students new to the field, but an opportunity to assess the development and future(s) of policing research. For me, studying the papers selected from a range of nearly a half-century repeatedly gave me a frisson of shocked pleasure at rediscovering the quality of the classics of the field, which I have referred to but not properly re-read for many years. - Professor Robert Reiner (LSE), in Policing and Society (2006)
Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics, former President of the British Society of Criminology and an experienced and prolific author.
Part A: The Emergence and Development of the Police Introduction Part B: The Role and Function of the Police Introduction Part C: Police Culture Introduction Part D: Policing Strategies Introduction Part E: Deviance, Ethics and Control Introduction Part F: The Emerging Pattern of Policing Introduction