Introduction to policing research: taking lessons from practice

Mark Brunger (Editor), Stephen Tong (Editor), Denise Martin (Editor)

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The expansion of degrees and postgraduate qualifications on policing has come hand in hand with the need for a more scholarly and research-based approach to the subject. Students are increasingly encouraged to apply research to practice and this book is specifically designed to bring clarity to the concept of empirical research in policing.

As an introduction to the theoretical explanations and assumptions that underpin the rationale of research design in policing, this book clearly illustrates the practical and ethical issues facing empirical research in a policing context, as well as the limitations of such research. Introduction to Policing Research brings together a range of leading scholars who have a wide range of experience conducting police research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9781315795294
ISBN (Print)9781138013292, 9780415750400
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


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    Martin, D. & Graham, W., 26 Nov 2016, Introduction to policing research: taking lessons from practice. Brunger, M., Tong, S. & Martin, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 149-162 14 p.

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