The New Policing provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical issues confronting policing today. It incorporates an overview of traditional approaches to the study of the police with a discussion of current perspectives. The book goes on to examine key themes, including the core purpose of contemporary policework; the reconfiguration of police culture; organizational issues and dilemmas currently confronting the police; the managerial reforms and professional innovations that have been implemented in recent years; and the future of policing, security, and crime control. In offering this discussion of the nature and role of the police, The New Policing illustrates the need to re-examine and re-think the theoretical perspectives that have constituted policing studies. Examining evidence from the UK, the USA, and other western societies, the book promotes and enables an understanding of the cultural and symbolic significance of policing in society.

Policing Crime and Disorder

Policing crime and disorder

Even the most poetic representations of the contemporary city acknowledge that the intensity of the urban experience is capable of also producing disorientating, disconcerting and painful lived realities. History provides us with fearful angst-ridden representations of the city, in different locations and times, as a breeding ground for exploitation, crime, disease, and disorder. Contemporary celluloid representations of the metropolis as a chilling crimescape in the grip of the ‘dangerous stranger’ often seem anything but products of the paranoid imagination of science fiction authors. Such dystopian visions of the city as a place of multi-layered fears insecurities and merciless pressures need, however, to be continually juxtaposed against the perennial attractions of the city as a place of heightened stimulation, ...

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