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Police Force Police Service : Care and Control in Britain - Stephens M.; Becker S.

Police Force Police Service

Care and Control in Britain

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British policing faces major decisions about its future direction. Should it promote itself as a police force, dedicated to the attack on crime and public disorder, or should it adopt the mantle of police service, devoted to providing reassurance, flexibility to community wishes, and care? These are the critical decisions that the police face. The choice made will have implications for all citizens in our society. Together, a panel of eminent contributors examine the issues involved in this choice. They push the debate forward and show how complex are the interconnections between care and control within British policing. The implications are far-reaching and will influence not only the quality of policing but also the quality of life for all of us.

List of Tables - Notes on Contributors - Introduction: Force is Part of the Service; S.Becker & M.Stephens - The Dialectics of Dixon: The Changing Image of the TV Cop; R.Reiner - Care and Control in the Police Organisation; N.Walker - Recruitment, Race and the Police Sub-Culture; S.Holdaway - The Police and Black People: The Training Response; R.Oakley - Recent Developments in Community Policing; T.Bennett - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; S.S.M.Edwards - Police Encounters with the Mentally Ill: The Role of the Crisis Intervention Service; M.Stephens - Police and Juvenile Offending; D.Thorpe - Against the Grain: Cooperation in Child Sexual Abuse Investigations; N.G.Fielding & S.Conroy - The Matrix of Care and Control; M.Stephens & S.Becker - Index

ISBN: 9780333574843
ISBN-10: 0333574842
Series: Care and Control in Britain
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 13