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The Politics of the Police 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780198769255
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199283392
Published: June 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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The fifth edition of the popular and highly acclaimed The Politics of the Police has been completely revised, expanded, and updated to take in recent changes in the law, policy, and organization of policing.

Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James Sheptycki, regarded as leading figures in the field, draw upon the findings of police research to provide readers with a stimulating and insightful discussion of the debates and controversies that surround the police, and analyse the proposals for reform.

Covering a wide range of empirical and theoretical issues, this book is transnational in scope and reflects the growing diversity of policing forms in today's globalized world.

Police and Public Order Law
PART I: Policing: Theory and Research
1: Watching the watchers: theory and research in policing studies
2: Theories and models of police and policing

PART II: History
3: Out of the blue: the establishment and diffusion of the modern police from the French Revolution to the 20th century
4: Learning the blues: the establishment and legitimation of professional policing in Britain 1829-2018

PART III: Social Research on Contemporary Policing Practice and Imagery
5: The police role, function and effects
6: A fair cop? Policing and social justice
7: Below, beyond and above the police: pluralisation of policing
8: Cop cultures
9: The politics of global policing
10: Mass media technology and police cultural imaginaries

PART IV: Law and Politics
11: Police powers and accountability
Conclusion: Histories of the future