Australian policing: Critical issues in 21st century police practice

Philip Birch (Editor), Michael Kennedy (Editor), Erin Kruger (Editor)

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This edited collection brings together leading academics, researchers, and police personnel to provide a comprehensive body of literature that informs Australian police education, training, research, policy, and practice. There is a strong history and growth in police education, both in Australia and globally. Recognising and reflecting on the Australian and New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) education and training framework, the range of chapters within the book address a range of 21st-century issues modern police forces face. This book discusses four key themes:
- Education, training, and professional practice: topics include police education, ethics, wellbeing, and leadership
- Organisational approaches and techniques: topics include police discretion, use of force, investigative interviewing, and forensic science
- Operational practices and procedures: topics include police and the media, emergency management, cybercrime, terrorism, and community management
- Working with individuals and groups: topics include mental health, Indigenous communities, young people, hate crime, domestic violence, and working with victims

Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice draws together theoretical and practice debates to ensure this book will be of interest to those who want to join the police, those who are currently training to become a police officer, and those who are currently serving. This book is essential reading for all students, scholars, and researchers engaged with policing and the criminal justice sector.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages524
ISBN (Electronic)9781003028918
ISBN (Print)9780367464660, 9780367464677
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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