MPS: Overview


Metropolitan Police OfficerWelcome to the MPS resources guide!

Throughout the guide's sections you'll find our suggestions for key resources and information for MPS course subject areas.

To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas in the library for MPS resources. Generally you will find MPS resources at shelfmarks beginning with HV (books - floor 1 and journals - floor 3) and K (these are Law books and journals which are housed together in the Law Library, floor 3). 

Subject Shelfmark
Criminology (generally) HV6001-7220.5
Police. Detectives. Constabulary HV7551-8280.7
Penology. Prisons. Corrections HV8301-9920.7
Jurisprudence - Criminology KA100-199
Public law - Criminal law and procedure KM500-690


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Contact Claire

Claire Mazer

Hello, I am
Claire Mazer, the Academic Liaison Librarian for Brunel Law School and the Division of Politics & History (Department of SPS, including MAISS and MPS).


I can help you with using the Library's print and online resources and queries regarding reading lists. I also help students with referencing (OSCOLA, Chicago and Harvard).

You can get in touch with me by email - 

To set up an online appointment with me, click on the 'Make an appointment' link. I will arrange to meet you online via Zoom or Teams.

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Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

You can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.