'Transformations of Policing' Returns to the Central Issues Discussed in 1983, and Considers Whether the Main Conclusions Need to Be Revised in the Light of What Has Happened Since.DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c50441) has announced the addition of "Transformations of Policing" to their offering.
"People and Police in London" (1983) is still the largest and most detailed study of a police force and its relations with the public that has yet been undertaken in Britain. The twenty-three years since its publication has seen a constantly-accelerating rate of change in the legal framework of policing, in the arrangements for democratic accountability of the police, in the technologies involved in crime and policing, in management structures and methods in the police service, in financial control systems imposed by central government, and in methods of assessing police performance. Over the same period, crime control has moved from the bottom to the top of the political agenda, leading to increasing pressure on the police to be seen to be effective.
"Transformations of Policing" returns to the central issues discussed in 1983 and considers whether the main conclusions need to be revised in the light of what has happened since. It also reviews areas of debate and research that have emerged more recently and highlights areas of turbulence that are creating fundamentally different patterns from before and raising genuinely new questions.
About the Author/Editor
David J. Smith David J. Smith is a Regents' Professor of physics at Arizona State University. He is an Australian experimental physicist and his research is focussed on using electron microscope to study microstructure of different materials. is Honorary Professor of Criminology criminology, the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction (see at the University of Edinburgh (body, education) University of Edinburgh - A university in the centre of Scotland's capital. The University of Edinburgh has been promoting and setting standards in education for over 400 years. , UK, and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Science, at London, England; founded 1895, recognized as a school of the Univ. of London (see London, Univ. of) in 1900. , UK. Alistair Henry is based in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and a member of the Centre for Law and Society.
Key Topics Covered inside Report:
Preface and acknowledgements
Looking back on Police and People in London, Alistair Henry
The trajectory Trajectory
The curve described by a body moving through space, as of a meteor through the atmosphere, a planet around the Sun, a projectile fired from a gun, or a rocket in flight. of private policing, Les Johnston
Police ethnography ethnography: see anthropology; ethnology.
Descriptive study of a particular human society. Contemporary ethnography is based almost entirely on fieldwork. in the house of serious and organized crime, James Sheptycki
Policing ethnic minorities, Alistair Henry
Public order: then and now, P.A.J. Waddington
Reassurance policing: feeling is believing, Adam Crawford
The architecture of policing: towards a new theoretical model of the role of constraint-based compliance in policing, Richard Jones
Policing London: 20 years on, Mike Hough Michael Lloyd Hough (born February 6, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player who played thirteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1986-87 until 1998-99.
Managing the police through a time of change, Peter Neyroud Peter Neyroud is the Chief Executive Officer (Designate) for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), and former Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.
Peter Neyroud joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1980, rising through the ranks within Hampshire to Detective
The future of policing in Britain, Tim Newburn
Policing our future, Clifford Shearing
New challenges to police legitimacy, David J. Smith
'Twenty five years ago Police and People in London was a major landmark in British police research, the most extensive empirical study of a force to be conducted in this country. This collection of essays from distinguished scholars from around the world assesses the changes since then. It provides provocative and informative interpretations, evidence and argument, and will be of interest and value to anyone seeking to understand contemporary policing.'
Robert Reiner, Professor of Criminology, Law Dept., LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor UK.
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