'A major contribution to the study of policing in the UK ... authoritative, interesting and extremely wide ranging.' − Sir Ian Blair, Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
'The most comprehensive treatment ever published on the issues facing British police in the 21st century. Indispensable reading for students, leaders, critics and supporters of the police.' − Professor Lawrence W. Sherman, President, International Society of Criminology
'The Handbook is indubitably the most comprehensive, authoritative, scholarly and up-to-date overview of policing in the UK and an essential read for anyone with a stake or interest in policing issues.' − Mathew Bacon, University of Sheffield, Reviewed in The Howard Journal Vol 48 No 3. July 2009
About the Author
is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics. He is currently President of the British Society of Criminology. Tim is the author or editor of over 30 books, the most recent of which are The Politics of Crime Control
(edited with Paul Rock, Oxford University Press 2006); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice
(with Trevor Jones, Open University Press 2007); and the Handbook of Criminal Investigation
(co-edited with Tom Williamson and Alan Wright, Willan Publishing 2007).