Policing : Politics, Culture and Control

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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.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 26mm | 621.42g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 184946300X
  • 9781849463003
  • 836,661

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Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jill Peay is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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This collection is likely to become a regular in reading lists for students of policing. It is well served by a good preface, useful bibliographies with each chapter and a thoughtful biographical essay on Reiner by Newburn and Rock. -- P.W. Neyroud The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice v 52(2) ...deserves to become a solid reference on policing and criminal justice as they were in the opening decade of the 21st century. It will be of interest to policing scholars, and, as a pedagogical tool, appropriate for graduate courses in criminology, sociology and political science. -- Jean Sauvageau Law and Politics Book Review Volume 23, Number 3

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