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Contemporary Police Practice


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1. The Evolution of PolicingBefore the New PoliceThe New PoliceProfessional policing: Divergent trajectoriesThe misconduct problemThe new New PolicingCritiquePART A Contexts of Modern Policing2. Comparative Structures and Styles of PolicingComparing police structures by countryOrganisational-level analysisWhat comes next? The 'new' era of policingThe police role: Officer-level analysis3. The New Plural PolicingBackgroundAgenciesIssues and critiquePART B Policing Functions and Critical Issues4. The Standard Model of PolicingStrategic shifts in operational police practiceThe traditional model of policingIncreasing police numbersPatrol operationsRapid response to calls for service5. Community Policing and Problem-Oriented PolicingThe failures of the traditional, standard model of policing: What now?Community policingBeat policing in QueenslandProblem-oriented policing6. Hot Spots Policing and Third Party PolicingHot spots policingThird party policing7. InvestigationsBackgroundInvestigation basicsThe value of investigationsInvestigations and miscarriages of justiceDesigning the 'effective detective'A textbook investigation? The backpacker murders8. Policing Diverse CommunitiesBackgroundPolice and womenPolice and indigenous people in AustraliaPolice and persons with mental illnessesBetter policing of diverse communitiesPART C Police Administration and Organisation9. Recruitment, Management and LeadershipRecruitment and selection of policeSelection toolsThe organisation and leadership of police organisations10. Accountability and RegulationContextsThe old accountabilitiesThe new accountabilitiesUsing performance indicators to develop and demonstrate improved policingPART D Future Directions11. The Future of Police Practice and PolicyPolicing innovations: Analytic frameworkSummative review: Policing innovationsPolice effectiveness in crime control and preventionTechnological advancements in practiceAdministrative innovationsFacing new challenges: The future?

About the Author

Jacqueline Drew is a lecturer at Griffith University and Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). Timothy Prenzler is a professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS).

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