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A Future for Policing in England and Wales

ISBN13: 9780199684458
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Encapsulating new policing developments under the Coalition, A Future for Policing: Developments in Policing in England and Wales for the 21st Century examines the major reform proposals and reports brought in since May 2010, including the Winsor Report and the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, and analyses what these changes mean for the future of policing in England and Wales.

In the 1990s and 2000s the Police Service in England and Wales underwent profound change which saw massive increases in resources accompanied by increased centralism, a more business-like approach, and the proliferation of national objectives, targets and strategic plans. The Coalition Government signalled a radical shift away from that political consensus towards fewer numbers, a significant reduction in resources, decentralisation, and the creation of locally elected crime commissioners. This book argues that, as a consequence of this, British society and politics are entering a difficult and complex future, featuring a return to some aspects the social tension and disorder which characterised the 1970s and 1980s, and that the Police Service is currently ill-structured to adapt to the changes.

Drawing on the author's own experience as one the country's most senior chief constables and his continuing experience as a police historian and analyst of contemporary police affairs, A Future for Policing will be of interest to senior police officers and policing academics, as well as those involved in leadership and other personal development programmes. It will also be of interest to policymakers and historians.

Police and Public Order Law
1: Policing 2010: Labour's legacy
2: 'The Big Society': Conservative Political Philosophy and its Implications for Policing
3: Where Did it Go Wrong? The Police and the Conservatives
4: Armageddon or Necessary Readjustment: Police Finances and the Coalition
5: Reform or Politicization? The Coalition and Police Constitutional Change
6: The New Police Landscape: Pay, Conditions and Pensions
7: The New Police Landscape: Organization
8: The Policing Environment: Politics, Society, Economics and their Implications for Policing
9: Operational Policing: Crime, Antisocial Behaviour, Disorder and Confidence
10: A Future for Policing?