© 2012

Policing and Security in Practice

Challenges and Achievements

  • Tim Prenzler

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management series book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Tim Legrand, Simon Bronitt
    Pages 1-19
  3. Elise Sargeant, Kristina Murphy, Jacqueline Davis, Lorraine Mazerolle
    Pages 20-36
  4. Julie Ayling, Roderic Broadhurst
    Pages 37-55
  5. David Baker
    Pages 56-73
  6. Janet Evans, Mark Kebbell
    Pages 74-89
  7. Lyndel Bates, David Soole, Barry Watson
    Pages 90-109
  8. Louise Porter, Tim Prenzler
    Pages 130-148
  9. Tim Prenzler, Rick Sarre
    Pages 149-167
  10. Tim Prenzler
    Pages 168-185
  11. Roderick Rick Draper, Jessica Ritchie, Tim Prenzler
    Pages 186-203
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-227

About this book


This volume addresses critical questions about how to achieve the best outcomes from police and security providers by reviewing and critiquing the scientific literature and identifying best practice guidelines. Chapters cover a range of topical issues, including legitimacy, organised crime, public protests and intelligence and investigations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tim Prenzler
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and SecurityGriffith UniversityAustralia

About the editors

TIM PRENZLER is Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, where he manages the 'Integrity Systems' research project. He is also Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith.

Bibliographic information


'A key take away from the book - and from each chapter within it - is the very reason such a book is necessary: there is still a long way to go. While certainly true for policing, this is even truer for security, which at the moment is quite under-researched and under-regulated. The gaps between actual practice and best practice in policing and security make it all the more important that this book is, as Prenzler says, "designed to appeal to a wide readership, including academics, students of policing and security, managers and operational officers in both fields and legislators and policy makers." Thus the value of this book lies in its power to inform a variety of professions in the same field, which is an essential step towards effecting real change within policing and security.' Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books