Policing and security in practice: challenges and achievements

Modern policing is a vital institution for the defence of political and civil rights and for the protection of citizens from crime and fear of crime. Private security agents are 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 issues of integrity and competency in many police departments and in the security industry. Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements addresses questions of 'best practice' across police and security work by focusing on what the scientific literature says about how to achieve optimal outcomes in law enforcement, crime prevention and professional standards.

Book contents:

  1. Policing to a Different Beat: Measuring Police Performance

  2. Legitimacy and Policing

  3. The Suppression of Organized Crime: New Approaches and Problems

  4. Policing Contemporary Protests

  5. Integrating Intelligence into Policing Practice

  6. The Effectiveness of Traffic Policing in Reducing Traffic Crashes

  7. Approaches to Improving Organizational Effectiveness: The Impact of Attraction, Selection and Leadership Practices in Policing

  8. Corruption Prevention and Complaint Management

  9. Public-Private Crime Prevention Partnerships

  10. Safety in Policing and Security

  11. Making the Most of Security Technology

  12. Optimizing Security through Effective Regulation: Lessons from Around the Globe