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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 26mm | 621.42g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 184946300X
  • 9781849463003
  • 974,533

Review quote

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 *show more

About Tim Newburn

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.show more

Table of contents

1 Robert Reiner: An Intellectual Portrait Tim Newburn and Paul Rock 2 Beyond Lamentation: Towards a Democratic Egalitarian Politics of Crime and Justice Ian Loader and Richard Sparks 3 'Race', Political Economy and the Coercive State Ben Bowling, Coretta Phillips and James Sheptycki 4 Developments in Police Research: Views from Across the North Sea Bob Hoogenboom and Maurice Punch 5 Cop Culture PAJ Waddington 6 From Juliet to Jane: Women Police in TV Cop Shows, Reality, Rank and Careers Frances Heidensohn and Jennifer Brown 7 Trial by Media: Riots, Looting, Gangs and Mediatised Police Chiefs Chris Greer and Eugene McLaughlin 8 'The Anvil' in the Information Age: Police, Politics and Media Martin Innes and Roger Graef 9 Drama, the Police and the Sacred Peter K Manning 10 Something Old, Something New; Something Not Entirely Blue: Uneven and Shifting Modes of Crime Control Michael Levi and Mike Maguire 11 Democracy and Police and Crime Commissioners Trevor Jones, Tim Newburn and David J Smith 12 Waiting for Ingleby: the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility - a Red Line Issue? David Downes and Rod Morgan 13 The Shifting Boundaries of Policing: Globalisation and its Possibilities Philip C Stenning and Clifford D Shearingshow more