Policing a Diverse Society

Paperback | February 20, 2008

byPhil Clements

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Policing a Diverse Society (Second Edition) is a one-stop, practical resource covering all the major issues associated with policing diversity. Policing in the UK is essentially about policing diversity; diversity issues affect every aspect of the police officer's role and are key to thesuccessful training of police officers. Whilst taking due account of the theoretical perspectives on policing diversity, this text supports and encourages the development of the relevant practical skills required to respond to diversity effectively. This text takes into account the wide range of diversity issues that police officers will need to address in their work. The text has been completely revised to incorporate a number of important developments that have occurred since the first edition was written, such as: recent developments of thenewly established combined body, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights; the July 7th Report; the Copenhagen cartoons and the Jean Charles de-Menezes investigation. The second edition also boasts an additional chapter dealing with the six diversity strands that form the focus of policetraining (race, gender, age, faith, sexuality and disability).This very practical book is written to support the knowledge required by the National Occupational Standards (NOS) on diversity and the Integrated Competency Framework (ICF). Using this book will ensure students achieve these standards. Case studies, exercises, diagrams, reflect on practice boxesand chapter summaries are used to help students understand the material, consolidate their knowledge and apply the concepts to their every day professional work. The book's interactive, accessible style makes it suitable for student police officers working through the IPLDP, those in Higher Education studying for Foundation Degrees and other Policing degrees, as well as anyone engaged in delivering police training in diversity issues.

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Policing a Diverse Society (Second Edition) is a one-stop, practical resource covering all the major issues associated with policing diversity. Policing in the UK is essentially about policing diversity; diversity issues affect every aspect of the police officer's role and are key to thesuccessful training of police officers. Whilst ta...

Dr Phil Clements is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Area Leader for Foundation Degrees at Portsmouth University, the leading University for Policing Studies in the UK. He is a former police officer and his final role as a police officer was as a course adviser specialising in diversity and management learning and development at Centre...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:February 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199237751

ISBN - 13:9780199237753

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Diversity2. Key Concepts in Relation to Diversity and Fairness3. Diversity-The Business, Ethical, and Legal Case4. International Comparisons4. Diversity Developments5. Diversity and the Idea of Community6. Responding to Diversity-Strategy, Policy, and Leadership7. Key Concepts8. Diversity - Hard Issues9. Responding to Diversity-Training and Education10. Diversity and the Impact of Terrorism

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`Review from previous edition The book is a very good picture of Diversity from a police perspective with a strong training feel to it'Supt Andrew Pratt, head of Diversity at Lancashire Police