Police Problem Solving Models and Theories

Sharda Murria

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    This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding of problem-solving models and policing theory. The approach bridges the gap between academic understanding and practical considerations, and situates police decision making within ethical frameworks adopted by police services in England and Wales. It also draws attention to the legislation which underpins the context of problem solving and the policies which inform this. Models are discussed in relation to theoretical underpinnings and implementation is examined through policy and legislation, historical success and limitations.
    Critical thinking is a must for all police officers present and future and, as such, readers are challenged to consider decision making and the impact of their choices for both themselves as police officers and the wider community that they will go on to serve. Chapters cover neighbourhood, 'hot spot' and predictive policing, rational choice theory, situational crime prevention and partnership working. Readers can benefit from reading the text cover to cover to gain a developing understanding of the topic, or they can use it to reference key principles and ideas.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCritical Publishing
    Number of pages188
    ISBN (Print)9781915713278
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2024

    Publication series

    NameProfessional Policing Curriculum
    PublisherCritical Publishing


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