Changing Policing Theories for 21st Century Societies

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Federation Press, 2005 - Social Science - 355 pages
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The book examines the history, philosophy, and practice of policing in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States, showing how the constitutional structure of the three countries give rise to different policing structures and different styles of policing. Changing Policing Theories looks in depth at crime and its effect on society. It also analyses the effect the media has on public perceptions of crime. Successive approaches to policing since World War II are closely examined and the current community policing methods considered. The book also analyses various forms of police accountability, with regard to both individual officers and police organisations as a whole. The final part of the book examines changes in the way police organisations are managed. In addition, it looks at changes in political imperatives, including the war on terrorism, and the effect this has on policing and the public. Some specific 21st century crime problems are also examined.

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civilianisation of the police service in core policing roles and ancillary roles.
the britisch experince and approach is examined in the regarding chapter of this book.

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