Police Chiefs in the UK

Politicians, HR Managers or Cops?

Authors: Roycroft, Mark

  • Draws on interviews with 35 Chief Police Officers in the UK
  • Discusses key issues in policing such as crime investigation, terrorism, austerity and armed policing
  • Builds on Reiner's seminal work to bring discussion of policing up to date with the modern world
  • Uses the author's expert knowledge, with 30 years of experience in the police force
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About this book

This book examines the changing police landscape over the past 25 years to establish how Police Leadership has evolved to meet this challenge. Through interviews with 35 Chief Police Officers in the UK, the author explores a range of policing issues such as crime investigation, terrorism, police governance, austerity issues, the role of the IPCC and public order provision. The book also highlights views on key topics such as armed policing, globalisation of crime and the structure of forces. Building on the seminal text Chief Constables: Bobbies, Bosses or Bureaucrats by Robert Reiner, which is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, this book brings research on policing up to date with the modern world. An engaging and well-researched project, this book will be of great interest to scholars of criminal justice, policing and security studies.

About the authors

Mark Roycroft is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of East London, UK. Prior to his academic role, Mark completed 30 years of police service, where he attained the rank of Acting Superintendent at Colindale Police Station.  As a Detective Chief Inspector, Mark had sole responsibility for running the main CID office on a daily basis with further duties including a regular attendance on Multi Agency Protection Panels (MAPPA) and supervising the local Community Safety Team.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • How Do the Police ‘Police’ in the UK?

    Roycroft, Mark

    Pages 3-19

  • The Police Function: What Do the Police Do?

    Roycroft, Mark

    Pages 21-38

  • Funding: How Are the Police Funded in the UK?

    Roycroft, Mark

    Pages 39-50

  • How Information Technology is Shaping Policing

    Roycroft, Mark

    Pages 51-58

  • Crime and Terrorism

    Roycroft, Mark

    Pages 61-86

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44105-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44104-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Police Chiefs in the UK
Book Subtitle
Politicians, HR Managers or Cops?
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44105-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44105-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44104-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 223
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