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Changing policing theories for 21st century societies

Author: Charles Edwards
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history and philosophy of policing. It is also a comparative study of the practice of policing in Australia, Britain and U.S.A.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Edwards
ISBN: 9781862878273 1862878277
OCLC Number: 730047542
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: ix, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The social and historical contexts of policing --
1. The triangle of tension --
2. The history of policing --
3. Crime a police problem or a social problem? --
4. Policing responses to social change 1960s to 1990s --
Pt. 2. Society and crime in the 21st Century --
5. Society and crime in the 21st century --
6. Current police responses to crime and disorder --
7. Problems of policing the streets --
8. Ethics, discipline and the behaviour of individual police officers --
Pt. 3. Accountability --
9. Control, independence and accountability in policing --
10. Police accountability in Australia --
11. Police accountability in Britain --
12. Police accountability in the United States --
Pt. 4. Policing in the 21st Century --
13. Policing and the state --
14. Changes in crime in a changing world --
15. Towards the Bicentenary of policing.
Other Titles: Changing policing theories for twenty-first century societies
Responsibility: Charles Edwards.

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