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Policing : Key Readings - Tim Newburn


Key Readings

By: Tim Newburn (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th January 2005
ISBN: 9781843920915
Number Of Pages: 848

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Policing has developed as an increasingly important and popular subject of study at colleges and universities in western societies, either as a subject in its own right or as part of broader courses in the field of criminology and criminal justice. At the same time police forces themselves have become increasingly professionalised and engaged with academic and theoretical debates on the nature of policing.Both students and practitioners have needed ready access to the growing body of literature and writing on policing. There now exists a body of work ­ much of it North American, some of it British, some Australian ­ that constitutes the core of policing studies. Much of it, however exists in the form of articles in journals or other publications, and is often not readily accessible to students or practitioners needing this for their course or training. This book aims to bring together the key readings, which constitute this core of policing studies, setting them within the necessary theoretical, social and political context, and providing an explanatory commentary. Extensive one-volume collection of key and classic writings on policing Informative commentary provides appropriate theoretical, social and political context Core reading for police studies, with sections on the emergence and development of the police, the role and function of the police, police culture, policing strategies, deviance ethics and control, and the emerging pattern of policing

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A collection of classic and contentious contributions to the literature on policing that will be an indispensable companion to any course on police and policing. - Professor P.A.J. Waddington (University of Reading)

The emergence and development of the policep. 1
The demand for order in civil societyp. 7
Police and people : the birth of Mr Peel's 'blue locusts'p. 25
Cops and bobbies, 1830-1870p. 30
A 'new police' in Australiap. 48
The emergence of the police - the colonial dimensionp. 69
The emergence of the police - explaining police reform in eighteenth and nineteenth century Englandp. 80
The evolving strategy of policingp. 88
The evolving strategy of police : a minority viewp. 109
The role and function of the policep. 129
The police as peace officersp. 132
Responsibilities of the policep. 137
What do the police do?p. 141
Florence Nightingale in pursuit of Willie Sutton : a theory of the policep. 150
The paradox of dispossession : skid row at nightp. 173
The police : mandate, strategies, and appearancesp. 191
The police as reproducers of orderp. 215
The investigative functionp. 247
Police culturep. 261
A sketch of the policeman's 'working personality'p. 264
The assholep. 280
Street cops and management cops : the two cultures of policingp. 297
Culture as figurative actionp. 315
Changing police culturep. 338
Police (canteen) sub-culture : an appreciationp. 364
Policing strategiesp. 387
Improving policing : a problem-oriented approachp. 392
Who ya gonna call? : the police as problem-bustersp. 412
Community policing in Chicagop. 428
The rhetoric of community policingp. 442
Broken windows : the police and neighborhood safetyp. 460
Crime is down in New York City : blame the policep. 472
Beyond zero tolerancep. 483
Reforming to preserve : Compstat and strategic problem solving in American policingp. 508
Sizing up COMPSTAT : an important administrative innovation in policingp. 530
The policing of riskp. 550
Deviance, ethics and controlp. 565
The beating of Rodney Kingp. 568
The Dirty Harry problemp. 581
Gratuities and corruptionp. 596
Police accountability revisitedp. 624
The legal regulation of policingp. 636
The emerging pattern of policingp. 671
Policing a postmodern societyp. 675
Policing, politics and postmodernityp. 698
The future of policingp. 715
The transformation of policing? : understanding current trends in policing systemsp. 733
Women in control?p. 751
The new surveillancep. 761
The thick green line : the growing involvement of military forces in domestic law enforcementp. 786
Cops and spooks: the uneasy partnershipp. 797
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ISBN: 9781843920915
ISBN-10: 1843920913
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 848
Published: 30th January 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.5
Edition Number: 1