The pursuit of security is now central to the development of public policy and a driving force behind the spread of private policing. Just as new theoretical frameworks are needed to deal with the increasing tendency of crime control policies to focus on risk reduction, new forms of governance are also required to deal with the rapid growth of the private security industry. This volume brings together a wide range of contributions from leading scholars in the field and includes international and comparative perspectives on the challenges posed by the rise of the 'security society'.
Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I Theorizing Security: The concept of security, Lawrence Freedman; Against security: thinking normatively about private security, Ian Loader . Part II Security and Governance: Punishment and the changing face of governance; The patchwork shape of reassurance policing in England and Wales: integrated local security quilts or frayed, fragmented and fragile tangled webs?, Adam Crawford and Stuart Lister; Security in the age of networks, BenoÃ®t Dupont; Governing security for common goods, Clifford Shearing and Jennifer Wood. Part III The Burdens of Security: Consumer culture and the commodification of policing and security, Ian Loader; The commodification of policing: security networks in the late modern city, Tim Newburn ; Security and liberty: the image of balance, Jeremy Waldron; Too much security?, Lucia Zedner. Part IV The Private Security Industry: Modern private security: its growth and implications, Clifford D. Shearing and Philip C. Stenning; Privatization and capitalist development: the case of the private police, Steven Spitzer and Andrew T. Scull; Private policing in context, Les Johnston; Urban change and policing: mass private property re-considered, Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn. Part V Risk, Insecurity, and Uncertainty: The moral hazards of neo-liberalism: lessons from the private insurance industry, Richard Ericson, Dean Barry and Aaron Doyle; Security in ambiguity: towards a radical security politics, Willem de Lint and Sirpa Virta; The uncertain promise of risk, Pat O'Malley. PartVI Comparative and International Issues: The concept of security: an agenda for comparative analysis, Lucia Zedner; Policing, securitization and democracy in Europe, Ian Loader ; Technologies, security, and privacy in the post 9/11 European information society, Michael Levi and David S. Wall; The governance of security in weak and failing states, BenoÃ®t Dupont, Peter Grabosky and Clifford Shearing; Index.