This book promotes new theoretical frameworks and research questions that seek to advance knowledge of policing across internal and external organisational boundaries, specifically at the structural level of analysis. It addresses police theory, policy and practice, and also provides new directions for future research on intra- and inter-organisational policing.
Analysing boundaries is of increasing global importance for policing policy and practice. Boundaries reflect the division-of-labour inherent to complex organisations and their specialist units. In order to operate effectively, however, these boundaries must be crossed, and strong and reliable linkages must be built. Intra-organisationally, it is vital to understand how specialist units form and function and interact with other units. Inter-organisationally, it is fundamental to recognise the place of boundaries in contexts such as international police cooperation.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Policing and Society. Chapters 3 and 4 are available Open Access at https://www.routledge.com/products/9780367182915.
Introduction – Policing across organisational boundaries: Developments in theory and practice
Benoît Dupont, Chad Whelan and Peter K. Manning
1. Implementation fidelity in a loosely coupled system: the challenges of maintaining consistent ‘problem theory’ and ‘programme theory’ in a multi-force training pilot
Chris Giacomantonio & Yael Litmanovitz
2. Funnelling through foundations and crime stoppers: how public police create and span inter-organisational boundaries
Randy K. Lippert & Kevin Walby
3. The police intelligence division-of-labour
4. Boundary crossing: networked policing and emergent ‘communities of practice’ in safeguarding children
Adam Crawford & Xavier L’Hoiry
5. ‘It’s about using the full sanction catalogue’: on boundary negotiations in a multi-agency organised crime investigation
Heidi Fischer Bjelland & Annette Vestby
6. Taking stock of networks across the security field: a review, typology and research agenda
Chad Whelan & Benoît Dupont