What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said in a thousand classrooms around the UK. This book is a key text for anyone wishing to understand the development of modern UK policing. Now in it's fourth edition, Robert Reiner shows why he is considered the preeminent UK criminologist. From first year undergraduates to Professors, everyone can learn from this book thanks to its informative and easily read style. No criminology library, anywhere in the world, is complete without this book.