1st Edition

Policing Across Organisational Boundaries Developments in Theory and Practice

Edited By Benoît Dupont, Chad Whelan, Peter K. Manning Copyright 2019
    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    120 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapters 3 and 4 of this book are freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 


    Introduction – Policing across organisational boundaries: Developments in theory and practice  1. Implementation fidelity in a loosely coupled system: the challenges of maintaining consistent ‘problem theory’ and ‘programme theory’ in a multi-force training pilot  2. Funnelling through foundations and crime stoppers: how public police create and span inter-organisational boundaries  3. The police intelligence division-of-labour  4. Boundary crossing: networked policing and emergent ‘communities of practice’ in safeguarding children  5. ‘It’s about using the full sanction catalogue’: on boundary negotiations in a multi-agency organised crime investigation  6. Taking stock of networks across the security field: a review, typology and research agenda


    Benoît Dupont is Professor of Criminology at the Université de Montréal, Canada, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and the Research Chair in the Prevention of Cybercrime.

    Chad Whelan is Associate Professor of Criminology at Deakin University, Australia.

    Peter K. Manning is Elmer V.H. and Eileen M. Brooks Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, USA.