Critical Thinking and Policing


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This book is about thinking, thinking critically. It is also about policing. Thinking critically is one skill that is required of every police officer; it is one of the most critical assets of policing. The greatest advancements in tackling crimes have come from ideas, ideas that are borne from critical thinking.

“Critical Thinking and Policing fills a void in policing literature. It gives police officers the opportunity to learn virtually all that they need to know to be effective in policing. The book not only speaks to critical thinking and policing, but also to day-to-day police work”.

Musiliu A.K. Smith, former inspector-General of police and chairman, police service commission.

“An invaluable intellectual and professional contribution to the discourse on policing”

Mohammed A. Adamu,Inspector-General of police.

More about the author.

Mathias Okoi-Uyouyo was educated at Mary Knoll College, Okuku – Ogoja, and the University of Calabar. He is the author of several books amongst them: Yakurr Systems of Kinship, Family and Marriage, M. D. Yusufu: Beyond the Cop, Issues in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (ed.), and Stepping Forward with Uti J. D. Agba (with Goddy Jedy Agba). He combines his writing career with a job in the public service, and is presently a Deputy Director with the Police Service Commission.

Abdul M. Sulaiman was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Police Academy, Nigeria Defence Academy, University of Hong Kong and the University of Abuja. He is a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Nigeria Police Force. He has held offices as: Police Public Relations Officer, Sokoto State; Head of Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Federal Capital Territory Police Command; Head of Intelligence and Special Operations, as well as Counter Terrorism and General Investigation, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission; Director of Operations, Special Presidential Investigation Panel, and Force Insurance Officer. His collaboration with Mathias Okoi-Uyouyo, Critical Thinking and Policing is his first book.

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Mathias Okoi-Uyouyo and Abdul M. Sulaiman




Bookman Publishers





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