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Published: 04 June 2019

376 Pages


ISBN: 9780198769255

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The Politics of the Police

Fifth Edition

Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James W E Sheptycki

  • Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner and James Sheptycki, regarded as leading figures in the field, draw upon the findings of police research to provide readers with a fascinating critique of the history, sociology, and politicisation of the police
  • A stimulating and insightful discussion of the debates and controversies that surround the police, the book encourages readers to engage actively with the subject and to question established theories and perspectives
  • An extensive bibliography is provided for those keen to broaden their knowledge of policing and the research undertaken by different scholars

New to this Edition:

  • Four new chapters on: theories and models of police and policing; the establishment and diffusion of the modern police from the French Revolution to the 20th century; the pluralisation of policing; the politics of global policing
  • The chapter on media and policing has been entirely rewritten, moving beyond a focus on the content of representations of policing to encompass analysis of the significance of media technologies
  • The chapter on the police role, justice and effectiveness has been split into two new completely revised chapter

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