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The Politics of the Police


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PART I: Policing: Theory and Research 1: Watching the watchers: theory and research in policing studies 2: Theories and models of police and policing PART II: History 3: Out of the blue: the establishment and diffusion of the modern police from the French Revolution to the 20th century 4: Learning the blues: the establishment and legitimation of professional policing in Britain 1829-2018 PART III: Social Research on Contemporary Policing Practice and Imagery 5: The police role, function and effects 6: A fair cop? Policing and social justice 7: Below, beyond and above the police: pluralisation of policing 8: Cop cultures 9: The politics of global policing 10: Mass media technology and police cultural imaginaries PART IV: Law and Politics 11: Police powers and accountability Conclusion: Histories of the future

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Benjamin Bowling, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Kings College London, Robert Reiner, Emeritus Professor of Criminology, The London School of Economics and Political Science, James W E Sheptycki, Professor of Criminology, York University, Toronto, Canada


`The Politics of the Police is a classic. This is essential reading for anyone interested in why politics matters to policing.' Michelle D. Bonner, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria `Long awaited, the new edition of this classic is the book that every student, scholar and practitioner of policing must read.' David Dixon, Professor of Law, University of new South Wales `A rich and informative book that will be an important addition to academic and student reading lists.' Jenny Fleming, Professor of Criminology, University of Southampton `This book is an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in this contentious topic.' Didier Fassin, Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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