- Format: Hardback
- Number of Pages: 144 pages
- Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24mm
- Weight: 362.87g
- Publication date: 01 Apr 2009
- Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
'Language reflects the operating heart and culture of any group of people or organization. The police service is no different except that in England and Wales it uses 43 slightly different 'dialects' as well. This book provides newcomers to British policing with an essential phrasebook that will support them while they learn the language of the profession' - Peter Wright, former Assistant Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary. 'A valuable reference text for those studying and involved in the field of law enforcement. Easy to use, accurate, understandable and comprehensive and goes a long way to demystify common everyday terminology used in today's criminal justice system' - Dr Nigel J. Callaghan, Forensic Physician and Barrister at Law. 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.