Policing Scotland

Policing Scotland

Author: Daniel Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136308161

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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This fully updated and expanded second edition of Policing Scotland takes account of recent developments in Scottish policing and criminal justice against the backdrop of a dynamic political landscape and looming fiscal constraints in public services. The book offers contributions from both academics and practitioners, and not only shows police at work in contemporary Scotland, but also gives some insight into those areas where policing is carried out by non-police people and organisations. It seeks to identify what it is about Scottish policing that is distinctly Scottish, the main characteristics of modern policing in Scotland, how these have developed over the recent past, and what they have become today. In answering these questions, the book analyses policing in Scotland in the context of the new and emerging ideas about the nature, purposes and methods of policing that are developing elsewhere in the world, and seeks to determine how far Scottish policing is maintaining its own traditions, or simply becoming a localised example of wider global trends. The second edition of this popular text introduces new chapters on crime investigation, police unionism, ethnic minorities, policing violence and forensic science, as well as incorporating a major new theme which seeks to explain how those responsible for policing Scotland set about dealing with current issues such as terrorism and organised crime. This book makes a significant contribution to the current debate on policing in Scotland, and as such is an essential text for academics and those interested in policing issues.

The Scottish Police Officer

The Scottish Police Officer

Author: Daniel Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136184994

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 811

The structure of policing is undergoing change in Scotland at present and the profile of the police officer differs from that of the past. This book takes an informative approach and offers a unique account and insight into the Scottish police organisation, describing the ‘Scottish police officer’ from the point of recruitment through to training, development and specialist policing. Written by an ex-senior police officer, this book examines how the qualified police officer goes about his/her daily work policing and how this has changed over time as a result of organised crime, terrorism and the changing priorities of the public and politicians. The contribution of non-police officers such as police civilian staff, auxiliaries and the private sector, plays a key role in the policing of Scotland in the 21st century and is considered at length. As police supervision and management is crucial to the organisation’s success, the subjects of personnel development, promotion and management in the police is examined with comment on the suitability of the system in the 21st century. The book concludes with commentary on the future profile of the Scottish police officer and makes some general comparison with their colleagues in the rest of the UK and European Union. This will be an essential text for police officers in Scotland and elsewhere and students and academics in the areas of law, politics, management, police studies, criminology and criminal justice.

Policing Scotland

Policing Scotland

Author: Daniel Donnelly

Publisher: Willan

ISBN: 9781134041794

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 597

This is the first modern book on policing in Scotland and aims to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of recent developments, taking full account of the impact of devolution and the work of the Scottish assembly. A concern throughout is to look at Scottish policing within a broader UK and comparative context, assessing both differences and similarities with policing south of the border. Contributors to the book are drawn from both academics and practitioners and include chapters on the history and development of policing in Scotland, its structure and organisation, Scottish devolution and policing, the role of policing within the wider Scottish criminal justice system, crime and policing, community policing in Scotland, policing drugs, policing and youth justice, human rights legislation and Scottish policing, and the management of Scottish policing.

Crime and the Urban Environment

Crime and the Urban Environment

Author: Huw Roland Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029094094

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 563

The basic roots of crime have been shown to be environmental, ranging from structural influences such as poverty and class, to architectural influences such as house design and street lighting. This text examines the whole range of environmental influences on crime in modern Scotland.

The New Penguin History of Scotland

The New Penguin History of Scotland

Author: Robert Allan Houston

Publisher: Allan Lane

ISBN: UOM:39015051599598

Category: Scotland

Page: 572

View: 573

Drawing on research from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, economics, science, religion and literature, this is a history of Scotland's peopled past from the Neolithic period to the parliment of 2000.