Introducing Policing: Challenges for Police and Australian Communities

Introducing Policing: Challenges for Police and Australian Communities


By (author) Mark Findlay

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 229mm x 11mm | 296g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195516214
  • ISBN 13: 9780195516210

Product description

This book is a concise introductory exploration of policing in contemporary Australia. It looks at policing within specific modern Australian institutions, while reflecting on the development of civil policing in all its forms, and across many states and privates settings. Policing is viewed in the wider sense of regulatory and power relations as demonstrated through the essential and often problematic relationships between police and diverse communities.

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Author information

Mark Findlay teaches and researches comparative criminal law at the University of Sydney, and Nottingham Law School and is internationally recognized for his work in this area. He is also an advisor to governments and international agencies on crime control and criminal justice.

Table of contents

1. Concepts of Police and Policing 2. Policing Histories 3. Police Ideologies and Community Policing 4. Police Function: Criminal Investigation and Specialisation 5. Alternative Policing 6. Police Discretion and Police Powers 7. Police Accountability and Regulation 8. Cop Culture, Police Malpractice and Prospects for Change 9. Policing Social Divisions 10. Police Professionalism 11. Police and Popular Culture 12. Agendas for Reform: New Policing?