Only 84 pages but is 'spot on', being based on police officer's accounts between June and Dec. 2007. It gives an interesting and recent insight into what police officers actually think about what the Govt. through the Home Office, is directing them to do. From Centrally set targets being at odds with what communities want, through to crazy examples of 'sanctioned' offences and absurd uses of Sect 5 Public Order Act 1986, all to appease Civil Servants at the Home Office who set these performance measures and targets for belwildered Commanders. If you are a police officer you'll find it so true and be able to relate, quite easily, to much of it. If a member of the public, it'll probably just confirm what you already suspect. Ironically at the very end Ms Harriet includes the 9 principles of policing issued to every member of the Met in 1829 - try reading them first and then bear them in mind when you begin reading the main text.