• Police Ethics by Seumus Miller

Police Ethics

by Seumus Miller, John Blackler, Andrew Alexandra, Foreword by Ken Moroney and Christine Nixon


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A very practical and highly acclaimed work. One of the leading books on policing across the globe; In regular use by colleges and institutions, libraries and senior police officers; A ‘bible’ of ethical principles; Incorporates peacekeeping, community policing and anti-terrorism. A truly excellent publication. The second edition (first European edition) of this classic and influential work on the police and policing published by Waterside Press in association with Allen and Unwin of Australia. Contents include: Applied Ethics; The Ethical Dimension of Police Work; Theories of Policing; Police Authority; Police Discretion; Coercive and Deadly Force; Corruption; ‘Dirty Harry/Dirty Hands’; The Institution of the Police; The Profession of Policing; The Police and the Policed; Ethical Issues in Investigation; Interrogation and Custody; … together with Case Studies from Australia, the USA, UK, Asia and South Africa.


‘Necessary reading for all police practitioners’: Donald Urquhart, SCOLAG

‘An in-depth and concise book concerning the issues of morality, ethics and integrity within public policing … a thoughtful dialogue that seeks to engage the reader to the complex subjects covered through the utilisation of factual case studies’: Internet Law Book Reviews


Seumas Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University and Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (an Australian Research Council-funded Special Research Centre). John Blackler is a police consultant and a Research Associate of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. Andrew Alexandra is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Melbourne University.

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Weight460 g
Dimensions234 × 156 × 17 mm

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Ken Moroney and Christine Nixon


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United Kingdom

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