This first chapter is an introduction to the book. It contextualizes the discussion to follow and sets out the argument for the continued need to develop our individual and service understanding of such an important and fast changing area. The chapter provides a short outline of the historical nature of policing, and their position as local and national agencies of state control, to support the community. In the final section the chapter provides the reader with an outline of the chapters to follow and how this will help to inform their own knowledge and understanding of this important topic.
KeywordsPolicing futures Technology Community policing
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