Law in Policing

Legal Regulation and Police Practices

Author: David Dixon

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198264767

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

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Dixon here poses the difficult questions: how do law and policing relate; and can police practices be significantly changed by means of legal regulation. Drawing on empirical evidence from England and Australia, his study deals with issues at the heart of contemporary debates.

Policing Citizens

Authority and Rights

Author: P. A. J. Waddington

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857286939

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 8387

This analysis of policing throughout the modern world demonstrates how many of the contentious issues surrounding the police in recent years - from paramilitarism to community policing - have their origins in the fundamentals of the police role. The author argues that this results from a fundamental tension within this role. In liberal democratic societies, police are custodians of the state's monopoly of legitimate force, yet they also wield authority over citizens who have their own set of rights.


Politics, Culture and Control

Author: Tim Newburn,Jill Peay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184731967X

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 3899

Bringing together a range of leading social scientists and criminologists, this volume explores a number of key themes raised by the work of Robert Reiner. Arguably the leading policing scholar of his generation, Reiner's work over some 40 years has ranged broadly in this field, taking in the study of police history, culture, organisation, elites and relationships with the media. Always carefully situated within an analysis of the changing socio-political circumstances of policing and crime control, Robert Reiner's scholarship has been path-breaking in its impact. The 13 original essays in this volume are testament to Reiner's influence. Although reflecting the primarily British bent within his work, the essays also draw on contributors from Australia, Europe, South Africa and the United States to explore some of the leading debates of the moment. These include, but are not limited to, the impact of neo-liberalism on crime control and the challenges for modern social democracy; police culture, equality and political economy; new media and the future of policing; youth, policing and democracy, and the challenges and possibilities posed by globalisation in the fields of policing and security.

Criminology and Social Theory

Author: David Garland,Richard Sparks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198299424

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this unique collection, a distinguished group of social theorists reflect upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book brings together for the first time some of today's most powerful social analysts in a discussion of the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society. The result is a stimulating and provocative volume that will be of equal interest to specialist criminologists and those working in the fields of social and cultural studies.

Borders and Crime

Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization

Author: S. Pickering,J. McCulloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283823

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 8593

The collection considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for criminal justice activity and explores the impact of border policing on human rights and global justice. It covers a range of subjects from e-trafficking, child soldiers, the 'global war on terror' in Africa and police activities that generate crime.

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Author: Michael Dean Reisig,Robert J. Kane

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199843880

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

View: 6017

This title brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane have assembled a cast of renowned scholars to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the institution of policing.

CCTV and Policing

Public Area Surveillance and Police Practices in Britain

Author: Benjamin Jervis Goold

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265145

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 7194

CCTV and Policing is the first major published work to present a comprehensive assessment of the impact of CCTV on the police in Britain. Drawing extensively upon empirical research, the volume examines how the police in Britain first became involved in public area surveillance, and how they have since attempted to use CCTV technology to prevent, respond to, and investigate crime. In addition, the volume also provides a detailed analysis of the legality of CCTV surveillance in light of recent changes to the Data Protection Act and the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Challenging many existing accounts of the relationship between the police and new surveillance technologies, CCTV and Policing breaks new ground in policing and surveillance theory, and argues that it is time for a major reassessment of both our understanding of how the police respond to technological change, and of the role played by such technologies in our society.

Crime in Ireland, 1945-95

Here be Dragons

Author: John D. Brewer,Bill Lockhart,Paula Rodgers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 8822

This book sets crime trends in Northern Ireland between 1945 and 1995 in a comparative framework with those of the Irish Republic, establishing the unique contribution of Ireland to criminological research. The authors supplement statistical material with in-depth interview data, providing a fascinating insight into real people's experiences with crime, the police, and paramilitary organizations.

Violent Racism

Victimization, Policing, and Social Context

Author: Benjamin Bowling

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 8334

This book gives us a detailed examination of the official documents--and of the historical origins--of racist violence in Britain. The author also employs the findings of this examination, as presented alongside an in-depth case study of racial attacks and police responses in East London, to ponder the question of why the ideas and language of white supremacy and racial exclusion direct violence at "non-white" individuals, and why police response is so routinely ineffectual. This volume reveals many insights into racist Britain that will be of interest to both academics in this area and those professionals who routinely deal with, or answer for, the acts and consequences of racism.

Negotiating Domestic Violence

Police, Criminal Justice, and Victims

Author: Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 9600

This book examines the factors which shape the criminal justice response to domestic violence in the light of policy changes at the beginning of the 1990s which aimed to increase arrest rates. In particular, the book discusses the needs and expectations of victims and examines how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors. Many books on the criminal justice response to domestic violence start from the premise that withdrawal of complaints by victims and the subsequent discontinuance of cases, represents some kind of failure on the part of the agencies involved and that victims would benefit from greater determination by police to prosecute offenders wherever possible. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that the criminal justice system as it presently operates is capable of responding effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence. This book throws doubt on the validity of these assumptions.

Law's New Boundaries

The Consequences of Legal Autopoiesis

Author: Jiří Přibáň,David Nelken

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 302

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A collection of papers presented at the workshop "Consequences of the Autopoietic Law Theory", held in Cardiff, March 2000. The papers featured in this book have been edited.

Recent Acquisitions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law libraries

Page: N.A

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Policing as Social Discipline

Author: Satnam Choongh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 7422

This text aims to challenge the traditional idea that policing is the first stage in a criminal justice process, in which the police use their powers of criminal investigation to feed cases into the legal process for authoritative legal resolution. The author argues that the political space allowed to the police on the streets and in the police station allows them to pursue a different agenda of social discipline, targeted at certain sections of the community. This alternative perspective provides new sociological insights into the use of police powers in modern society. The book examines the fairness of police processes by using empirical data to analyze the impact that such powers have on the lives of those who regularly become the objects of police attention.

The Local Governance of Crime

Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Author: Adam Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 8570

This book examines the increasing appeals to, and actual involvement of, communities in the area of crime control. It draws upon two research projects recently conducted in England to chart and analyze the growing "partnership" approach to crime prevention, addressing the various conflicts and tensions involved.

Contemporary Issues in Criminology

Author: Lesley Noaks,Mike Maguire,Michael Levi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 7828

Policing, crime, poverty, prison management - these are just some of the key issues facing society today. This book addresses such issues, raising questions that should be of interest not only to academic criminologists but also to all those involved in the criminal justice system.

The Fabrication of Social Order

A Critical Theory of Police Power

Author: Mark Neocleous

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745314846

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 7872

Anyone who considers questions of power cannot help but be struck by the ubiquitous nature, emotional force and political pull of the concept of order. The Fabrication of Social Order examines the role of policing in the fabrication of order.After an initial exploration of the original relationship between police, state power and the question of order, Neocleous focuses on the ways in which eighteenth century liberalism refined and narrowed the concept of the police, a process which masked the power of capital and broader issues of social control. In doing so he challenges the way liberalism came to define policing solely in terms of the question of crime and the rule of law. This liberal definition created a limited and fundamentally misleading understanding of policing which remains in use today. In contrast, Neocleous argues for an expanded concept of police, adequate to the expansive set of institutions through which policing takes place. These institutions are concerned not just with the maintenance or reproduction of order, but with its fabrication, especially the fabrication of a social order based on wage labour. This project, he argues, should be understood as the project of social security. Grasping this point allows a fuller understanding of the ways in which the state polices and secures civil society, and how order is fabricated through law and administration.

The Future of Australian Multiculturalism

Reflections on the Twentieth Anniversary of Jean Martin's The Migrant Presence

Author: Ghassan Hage,Rowanne Couch

Publisher: Research Institute for Humanities & Social Sciences


Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 7896