Police Reform: Forces for Change: Forces for Change by Steve SavagePolice Reform: Forces for Change: Forces for Change by Steve Savage

Police Reform: Forces for Change: Forces for Change

bySteve Savage

Paperback | November 8, 2007

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This book focuses on the very topical subject of police reform in the UK. Currently, the police service is undergoing a time of significant change and reform as a result of the 'modernisation' agenda. Planned force re-structuring, the performance culture, recruitment and training issues arejust a few elements of this extensive reform process. There is therefore a need for a text which looks at this current agenda for reform against its historical backdrop and debates the long term future of this process. The book spans three decades and is structured thematically around the maindriving forces for reform, looking at the policy process and its related contexts. Key topics covered include system failure (when things go wrong), public order policing, international influences, economic issues and value for money, internal influences and political issues. The book adresses acomplex and ever-shifting subject in an accessible manner.
Steve Savage is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He founded the Institute in 1992. He is author of many articles and book chapters on policing and criminal justice policy making.
Title:Police Reform: Forces for Change: Forces for ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:November 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199218633

ISBN - 13:9780199218639

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. When Things Go Wrong: 'System Failure' and Police Reform2. Import Duties: Police Reform and Influences from Abroad3. Policing as a Performing Art? - 'Value for Money and Police Reform4. Forces From Within: Internal Drivers on Police Reform5. The Politics of Policing and the Politics of Police Reform: Too Hot to handle or Too Hot to Leave Alone?Conclusion1. Introduction - Police Reform on the Agenda2. When Things Go Wrong: 'System Failure' and Police Reform3. Imports and Exports: International Influences and Police Reform4. The Three 'E's: Economy, Efficency and Effectiveness as Forces for Change in Policing5. Forces From Within: Internal Influences on Police Reform6. Too Hot to Handle?: The Politics of Policing and Police Reform7. Conclusion: What Future for Police Reform