Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 April 2019

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780198803676

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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program

Police Community Support Officers

Cultures and Identities within Pluralised Policing

Megan O'Neill

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • In-depth observational study of police community support officers and their lived experiences, with detailed extracts from field notes and interviews.
  • Research was conducted in six sites, across two police forces, highlighting different emergent forms of occupational culture.
  • Research findings are contextualised within current situation of reduced policing budgets, and made applicable to contemporary policing challenges.
  • The theoretical discussion challenges some existing scholarship on police culture, community policing and pluralised policing, bringing the academic field up to date on these topics.
  • Addresses a gap in the existing policing literature and knowledge base.

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