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Published: 03 December 2009

258 Pages


ISBN: 9780199560905

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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program


Police Culture in a Changing World

Bethan Loftus

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Offers a major ethnographic investigation of present police culture
  • Extensive analysis based on fieldwork involving more than 600 hours of direct observation of operational policing and over 60 direct interviews
  • Explores the attempts made by the police to effect cultural change to deliver a more effective and equitable service to society
  • Reviews the literature on police culture since the 1960s
  • Outlines the new social, economic and political field of contemporary British policing

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