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Ian Loader, Ben Bradford, Beatrice Jauregui & Jonny Steinberg

In: The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing

Chapter 1: Global Policing Studies: A Prospective Field

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Global Policing Studies: A Prospective Field
Global Policing Studies: A Prospective Field
Ian LoaderBen BradfordBeatrice JaureguiJonny Steinberg

The social scientific study of policing is now more than half a century old. Since the pioneering work of William Westley in the 1950s and Michael Banton in the 1960s scholarly research and reflection on policing has mushroomed into an established sub-field of the social sciences. Such research now takes place in universities, think-tanks, government agencies and inside police departments. A great deal has been learned about the police mandate, styles and effectiveness, about the use and social and spatial distribution of coercive force, about the training of officers and cultures of police organizations, about racist and sexist practices, about governance and accountability, and about cultural representations of policing ...

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