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Reiner: The Politics of the Police 4e

Web links

Home Office: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
As the central government department responsible for policing, this web site contains a wealth of information.

You can find detailed statistical data and the texts of many useful research reports through the internal link to the Research, Statistics and Development Directorate web site: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds.

There are also internal links to the Police Reform web site, and the Crime Reduction Programme web site (http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/police-reform/ www.crimereduction.gov.uk).

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary: www.hmic.gov.uk
The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary site provides the results from its regular general inspections of all forces, as well as its specialised thematic inspections.

Association of Chief Police Officers: www.acpo.police.uk
The web site for the association representing all chief constables gives details of all recent policy initiatives and developments.

Police Federation; Superintendents' Association: www.polfed.org www.policesupers.com
The web sites for the Police Federation (the rank-and-file representative assocaition), and the Superintendents' Association are a valuable source of news and perspectives from the operational and middle-management ranks of the police.

Police Forces/Police-related organisations: www.police.uk/forces.htm
This page links to all provincial police forces and non-geographic forces (e.g. British Transport Police).

The Metropolitan Police: www.met.police.uk
The official site of the UK"s largest force, with news, policy discussion, and history.

Police Law: www.police-law.co.uk
Comprehensive guide to new legal materials concerning UK police.

The Security Industry Authority: www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk
The web site for the body charged with regulating the private security industry provides details of the sector.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission: www.ipcc.gov.uk
Provides details of the new independent organisation for dealing with complaints against the police.

Statewatch: www.statewatch.org
An unofficial voluntary group of lawyers, journalists and researchers who monitor policing developments and publish important and revealing critical reports.

Liberty: www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk
The web site for the oldest and best known civil liberties campaigning group in the UK.

Crime & Media: www.criminology.fsu.edu/cjlinks
An immensely valuable site maintained by Dr Cecil Greek of the Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, with guides to his course on media and crime, with a very useful section on policing, and many links to other sites about media representations of crime and policing.