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The Police and Social Conflict

1st Edition

By Nigel Fielding


252 pages

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pub: 2005-12-20
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Policing remains one of the most controversial areas of criminal justice. Recent years have seen major changes in every aspect of policing: new constructions of the police mission, new ways of delivering police services and new arrangements for police accountability.

The police have had to respond to international terrorism, international organized crime, the new faces of migration and asylum, globalization and the reconstitution of societies in the post-Communist and Islamic world. This completely revised second edition argues that through these changes enduring and fundamental divisions can be traced.

The book is relevant to those studying criminology, police studies, sociology, social policy and law, wherever their interests touch on the police.

Table of Contents

Policing and Social Conflict. A Golden Age of Policing? Paramilitary Policing and Public Order. Civil Policing and Order Maintenance. Managing Social Conflict: Armaments, Alliances, Divisions. Governance, Performance Management and the Politics of Social Conflict. Tomorrow's Headlines Today

About the Series

Contemporary Issues in Public Policy

This series of books is intended to offer accessible, informed and well-evidenced analyses of topical policy issues - from the national health through women’s work to central issues of crime and criminal justice - as a counterweight to the manner in which they tend to be presented in political and public debates. The mass media can be sensationalizing and overly-simple. Many observers and commentators are too engaged politically or professionally to take a dispassionate stand. By contrast, what is offered here is considered expert commentary laid out in a literate and helpful manner. Moreover, in the wake of globalization, the revolution in information technology and new forms of regulation and audit, an immense proliferation of data has occurred which can swamp all but the most experienced and duly skeptical analyst. Providing an excellent core for teaching in social policy, criminology, politics and the sociology of contemporary Britain, the series is also intended for politicians, policy-makers, journalists and other concerned people who wish to know more about the world they live in today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Criminal Procedure