Keywords in Policing

Ian Pepper, Helen Pepper

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Like any large organisation, the police service has developed its own language that may be confusing to those new to its ranks, such as Police Officers, Community Support Officers, Special Constables, Crime Scene Investigators or Intelligence Analysts.

This book is an invaluable reference, providing short, easy to read definitions of the most significant keywords and abbreviations used within contemporary policing and law enforcement.

Presented in alphabetical order, the user-friendly definitions describe the words, terms and abbreviations which are frequently used within 21st century policing.

Keywords in Policing is essential reading for students and professionals studying and working in the fields of policing, law enforcement and criminal justice, particularly those on vocational courses, serving within the police force, community support officers, or working with alternate law enforcement agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaidenhead, Berks
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages144
ISBN (Print)978-0335223770 , 978-0335223763
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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