Introducing Policing: Challenges for Police and Australian Communities

Introducing Policing: Challenges for Police and Australian Communities

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Introducing Policing: Challanges for Police and Australian Communities is a concise introductory text on policing in Australia. The text looks at policing within the specific modern Australian institutions, while reflecting on the development of civil policing in all its forms. Policing is viewed in the wider sense of regulatory and power relations as demonstrated through the essential and often problematic relationship between police and diverse communities. The book is introductory in the sense that it offers the reader a birds-eye view of the essential features of policing. The chapters locate broad policing themes within provocative contexts and the wider issues of policing are given contemporary focus by being placed in particular social, commercial, political, and experiential frames. Readers are encouraged to challenge commonly held assumptions of policing, while recognising the interests and influences behind recent developments in policing. Introducing Policing: Challanges for Police and Australian Communities is essential text for students of police studies, criminal justice, criminology, law, and for those involved in police training and police professional development programmes. It is an excellent resource for private and public sector police in all jurisdictions, criminal lawyers, judges and lawyers, welfare and youth workers, ombudsman and more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 11mm | 312g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0195516214
  • 9780195516210

About Professor Mark Findlay

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 more

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?show more

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