Policing Britain

Author: Les Johnston
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0582298865
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Community policing


The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Rod Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199590278
Release Date: 2012-04-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

With contributions from leading academics, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides an authoritative collection of chapters covering the topics studied on criminology courses. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates, and includes extensive references to aid further research.

Fighting Crime Together

Author: Jennifer Dawn Wood
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 0868409235
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Whether they want to or not, police are increasingly having to work with and through many local, national and international partnerships. This edited collection explores the development of policing and security networks. It looks at ways in which police can develop new strategies for integrating the knowledge, capacities and resources of different security providers and assesses the challenges associated with such a venture.


Author: Lucia Zedner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135249014
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Social Science

Just a decade ago security had little claim to criminological attention. Today a combination of disciplinary paradigm shifts, policy changes, and world political events have pushed security to the forefront of the criminological agenda. Distinctions between public safety and private protection, policing and security services, national and international security are being eroded. Post-9/11 the pursuit of security has been hotly debated not least because countering terrorism raises the stakes and licenses extraordinary measures. Security has become a central plank of public policy, a topical political issue, and lucrative focus of private venture but it is not without costs, problems, and paradoxes. As security governs our lives, governing security become a priority. This book provides a brief, authoritative introduction to the history of security from Hobbes to the present day and a timely guide to contemporary security politics and dilemmas. It argues that the pursuit of security poses a significant challenge for criminal justice practices and values. It defends security as public good and suggests a framework of principles by which it might better be governed. Engaging with major academic debates in criminology, law, international relations, politics, and sociology, this book stands at the vanguard of interdisciplinary writing on security.

Civilizing Security

Author: Ian Loader
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139464642
Release Date: 2007-04-19
Genre: Social Science

Security has become a defining feature of contemporary public discourse, permeating the so-called 'war on terror', problems of everyday crime and disorder, the reconstruction of 'weak' or 'failed' states and the dramatic renaissance of the private security industry. But what does it mean for individuals to be secure, and what is the relationship between security and the practices of the modern state? In this timely and important book, Ian Loader and Neil Walker outline and defend the view that security remains a valuable public good. They argue that the state is indispensable to the task of fostering and sustaining liveable political communities in the contemporary world and thus pivotal to the project of civilizing security. This is a major contribution by two leading scholars in the field and will be of interest to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one the most significant and pressing issues of our times.

Imagining Security

Author: Jennifer Wood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781843920755
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

The ways in which security is thought about and promoted by a range of actors and agencies in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, is the subject of this book. The authors' particular concern is to understand the drivers of innovation and the conditions that make innovation possible.

Understanding Risk in Criminal Justice

Author: Hazel Kemshall
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335226030
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Education

This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for use with offenders. It is designed with undergraduate courses in mind, providing frequent summaries, lists of further reading, and a glossary.

Policing An Introduction to Concepts and Practice

Author: Alan Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135996994
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a highly readable introduction to the role and function of the police and policing, examining the issues and debates that surround this. It looks at the 'core functions' of the police, the ways in which police functions have developed, their key characteristics, and the challenges they face. From the outset questions are asked about the conceptual contestability and ambiguity of policing, and different views of police roles are addressed in turn: policing as social control, crime investigation, managing risk, policing as community justice, and as a public good.

Crime and Security

Author: Benjamin Jervis Goold
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: PSU:000060496706
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

This volume brings together a wide range of contributions from leading scholars in the field and includes international and comparative perspectives on the challenges posed by the rise of the 'security society'.


Author: Chris Hale
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: PSU:000058234303
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

"Criminology is the ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Written by a team of leading criminologists, the book covers a wide range of topics including: historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime - from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions to the book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main issues in criminology, and the book includes questions, summaries, further reading, a comprehensive glossary, and tables and diagrams throughout."--BOOK JACKET.

Municipal Policing in the European Union

Author: D. Donnelly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137290618
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Social Science

The book applies a model of municipal policing to compare a number of police systems in the European Union suggesting that in the future local communities will have some form of police enforcement mechanism that will not always include the sworn police officer.

Knowledge Management in Policing and Law Enforcement

Author: Geoffrey Dean
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199214077
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Sharing knowledge in policing remains a significant challenge for police forces around the world. The Bichard Inquiry examined the effectiveness of police forces' information sharing and found it to be severely lacking. This unique book sets out the conceptual framework for knowledge management and explains how a greater understanding of the subject can help policing at an operational level. The book is split into a clear and logical three part structure: Part I covers the foundationsof knowledge management and the key security issues in relation to a 'globalised' world of crime and terrorism, Part II looks at the building of structures and the use of applications and Part III integrates the first two parts by providing illustrative examples of working applications of police-specific knowledge management systems. Drawing on examples from around the world, the book takes the reader through the range of different systems and approaches and shows how they can be implemented in practice using illustrative case studies and practical diagrams. This is an ideal purchase for all police professionals and policing academics with an interest in, or role in knowledge management systems.

Diskurs Stadt Kriminalit t

Author: Georg Glasze
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3899424085
Release Date: 2005
Genre: City planning

(Un-)Sicherheit ist weltweit zu einem Megatrend der Stadtentwicklung geworden. Die öffentliche Hand und die Privatwirtschaft etablieren neue Sicherheitspolitiken: Überwachungs- und Kontrolltechniken, städtebauliche Veränderungen, Formalisierung sozialer Kontrolle. Mit steigender Kriminalität kann dies jedoch nicht erklärt werden. Die Beiträge aus Stadtforschung und Kritischer Kriminalgeographie zeigen, dass die Differenzierungen von sicheren und unsicheren Orten das Ergebnis sozialer und diskursiver Konstruktionen sind und legen Strategien und Mechanismen zur Konstruktion von (Un-)Sicherheit offen. Dies ermöglicht neue Perspektiven auf den Zusammenhang von (Un-)Sicherheit und Stadt. Georg Glasze (Dr.) ist wiss. Ass. am Geographischen Institut Mainz. Robert Pütz (Prof. Dr.) lehrt Humangeographie am Institut für Kulturgeographie, Stadt und Regionalforschung an der Universität Frankfurt. Manfred Rolfes (Prof. Dr.) lehrt Regionalwissenschaften und Angewandte Humangeographie am Institut für Geographie der Universität Potsdam.


Author: Richard Johnstone
Publisher: National Gallery of Australia
ISBN: OSU:32437122320456
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Administrative law

There has been a significant increase in regulation of civil society in the late twentieth century by governments to ensure that their policy objectives are being achieved. As a result a wide range of institutions are subject to a range of regulatory practices ... This collection of papers is from an Australian Institute of Criminology conference which was held in Melbourne in September 2002 in conjunction with the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University and the Division of Business and Enterprise at the University of South Australia. The papers summarise the issues relating to the emergence of the 'new regulatory state', the various forms of regulatory techniques that are being used, the way in which regulatory regimes are increasingly being networked to ensure compliance and the conflicts that can sometimes emerge from such an interface.

Community safety

Author: Peter Squires
Publisher: Policy Pr
ISBN: 1861347308
Release Date: 2006-07-26
Genre: Political Science

Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing UK local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by UK's New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years on, it is important to ask how the community safety agenda has evolved and developed within local crime and disorder prevention strategies. Community Safety provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis of this topic, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of the community safety legacy, while posing challenging questions and examining a wide range of topics relating to community safety policy and practice, including: anti-social behavior strategies; victims' perspectives on community safety; race, racism, and policing; safety and social exclusion; domestic violence; substance misuse; community policing; and organized crime.