The New Policing
- Eugene McLaughlin - City University London, UK
Contemporary Issues in Policing
- The core purpose of contemporary policework
- The reconfiguration of police culture
- Organizational issues and dilemmas currently confronting the police
- The managerial reforms and professional innovations that have been implemented in recent years
- The future of policing, security, and crime control
In offering this discussion of the nature and role of the police, The New Policing illustrates the need to re-examine and re-think the theoretical perspectives that have constituted policing studies. Examining evidence from the U.K., the USA, and other western societies, the book promotes and enables an understanding of the cultural and symbolic significance of policing in society.
This ground-breaking text has been constructed to ensure that it touches on all the key issues that any course on police and policing will cover. It will be an essential purchase for all students of policing and criminal justice, and academics and professionals working in this field.
'A lucid, comprehensive and stimulating state-of-the-art analysis of the bewilderingly complex contemporary changes in policing. This will be a standard resource for students and scholars of policing for a long time to come.' -
Robert Reiner, Professor of Criminology
London School of Economics and Political Science
'Highly original, The New Policing is a significant contribution whose implications extend well beyond the British context and reflect on contemporary policing across the English-speaking world.' -
Canada Research Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University, Canada
'Deeply informed, penetrating, challenging and readable. Eugene McLaughlin analyses 'the state we're in' with respect to policing' -
P.A.J. Waddington, Professor of Political Sociology
University of Reading, UK
'The landscape of police and policing is rapidly changing. McLaughlin locates this change in the media imagery of policing and in the very real fragmented, global context of contemporary policing. When I got to the end, I wanted the debate to continue. This book is valuable in taking our discussions about policing and policing from a clear documentation of how much has changed in policing England and Wales in the last 20 years.' -
Excellent book, well structured and ideal for students on my course.
I use this text to support my teaching of policing and police powers.
It's a highly useful addition to the set books I recommend to students to understand the context in which policing takes place.
A comprehensive analysis of the contemporary changes in policing. A useful text for students studying policing.
A valuable and excellent text that examines the changing landscape of policing.
This text addressses the challenges facing contemporary policing within the context of historical representations. It encompasses the social and cultural aspects of policing - as well as the theoretical.
A must read for students studying criminology and criminal justice, especially those who have chosen policing models. It provides thought provoking analysis of contemporary policing and the constant changes that it faces.
An absolutely excellent book, vital to any student studying Police Services as part of their undergraduate course. It is extremely informative and asks students to consider policing services in a number of diverse ways. A book that is hard to put down once you start reading it!
An excellent read, very thorough and I shall be recommending it to all my students
This books charts the crucial issues and debates surrounding contemporary polcing, including the framework of policng, security, regulation and governance.