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Police Ethics and Values by Allyson MacVean, Peter Neyroud


Police Ethics and Values by Allyson MacVean, Peter Neyroud

This text provides an accessible, up to date and comprehensive introduction to police ethics and values for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing and related subjects. The recent introduction of directives, legislation and Codes of Standards has demanded a more principled and professional approach to policing. This book therefore provides a clear understanding of police ethics and values and how these are understood in policy and applied in an operational setting. It discusses the range, importance and complexity of ethical issues faced by law enforcement practitioners and policy makers, introduces the key concepts of ethics, professionalism and policing, and relates these to key themes within policing.

About the Author

Allyson MacVean was the founder and first Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety. Prior to this position, Allyson worked in the Serious and Organized Crime Unit at the Home Office. Her interests include police intelligence, the policing of investigations, policing child sexual abusers and police education. Her books include co-editor of The Handbook of Intelligence Policing (OUP, 2008), Policing Paedophiles on the Internet (New Police Bookshop, 2004) and Sage Course Companions: Policing (Sage Publications, 2007). Peter Neyroud joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. After working in uniform and as a detective in Hampshire and then as an Assistant Chief and Deputy in West Mercia, he became the Chief Constable of Thames Valley in 2002 and a Vice-President of the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2005. He moved to the Home Office in 2006 to set up the National Policing Improvement Agency and was the Chief Constable and Chief Executive until 2010. He was also a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council, Parole Board, National Policing Board and National Criminal Justice. Before retiring from the police in 2010, he completed a fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011 and proposed radical change to the training and development of police officers and the establishment of a new professional body for policing. Since leaving the Police Service at the end of 2010 he has set up his own professional research consultancy, is directing a major research programme at Cambridge University into Crime Harm and is providing training, leadership development and consultancy nationally and internationally. He is also a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing and Associate Editor of the Springer Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2004 and a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011.

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Publication date

22nd February 2012


Allyson MacVean, Peter Neyroud

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Learning Matters Ltd an imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd


160 pages




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