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Hard Cop, Soft Cop

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ISBN13: 9781843920489
ISBN: 1843920484
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

This a book about policing styles in the broadest sense, looking at zero tolerance policing at one extreme and ""softer"" approaches to policing at the other. On the one hand there has been clear popular support for zero policing strategies, whilst proponents of softer approaches to policing have argued that there has been little evidence that such initiatives do actually in themselves reduce crime, and risk generating social unrest.;This book is particularly concerned to explore the dilemmas and moral ambiguities inherent in the tensions between different policing approaches. Rather than seeking to juxtapose ""hard"" and ""soft"" policing styles the guiding thread of the book is the notion that policing is both pervasive and insidious. Different policing styles, whether conducted by the public police service, private security or social work agencies, are all part of a multiagency corporate crime control industry which provides the essential context for an understanding of these different approaches.

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1. Introduction Part 1 Policing contemporary communities 2 Zero tolerance policing in New York City (A Carmen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York) 3 Policing incivilities in German (A Whyte, University of Leicester) 4 Over-policing and under-policing social exclusion (C Crowther, Sheffield Hallam University) 5 Policing British Asian communities (C Webster, Teesside University) 6 Discipline and flourish (P Sparrow and D Webb, Nottingham Trent University) 7 Zero tolerance of loss (M Button, University of Portsmouth) Part 2 Policing contemporary offences 8 Using crackdowns constructively in crime reduction (N Tilley, Nottingham Trent University) 9 Tackling stolen goods markets is 'root-level' situational crime prevention (M Sutton, Nottingham Trent University) 10 Zero tolerance revisited (T Gillespie and L White- Sansom, Nottingham Trent University) 11 Policing the 'war on drugs' (M Ahearne, Nottingham Trent University) 12 Policing white collar crime (B Spalek, University of Birmingham) 13 Hard coating, soft centre? The role of the police in Dordrecht offender rehabilitation programmes (M Shaw, Nottingham Trent University) 14 Early intervention and crime reduction (M Gregson and A Mcglaughlin, Nottingham Trent University) Part 3 Democracy, accountability and human rights 15 Policing and local governance (A Edwards, Nottingham Trent University) 16 Democratic policing (G Smith, Nottingham Trent University) 17 Policing and the Human Rights Act 1998 (J Wadham, Liberty)18 Multi-agency policing (R Hopkins Burke and R Morrill, Nottingham Trent University)19 Policing contemporary society revisited (R Hopkins Burke, Nottingham Trent University).