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 the New Terrorism

Policing the New Terrorism

Policing the new terrorism

As we have seen throughout this book, there have been many notable attempts by police scholars to delineate the future organisational formation, purpose and composition of the police after policing. For understandable reasons there are those who question whether the ‘public police’, as traditionally understood, have any future as the global market society and the ‘war on terror’ unfolds relentlessly in the course of the twenty-first century. And there are those who urge caution in the rush to judgement arguing that transformative forces continue to be understood, mediated, reworked and in certain instance resisted in localized policing contexts. In the last chapters we have also examined how the Metropolitan Police has attempted to respond to new realities by ...

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