The Politics of the Police

Paperback | April 19, 2010

byRobert Reiner

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The fourth edition of the popular and highly acclaimed Politics of the Police has been completely revised and updated to take into account of recent changes in the law, policy, and organization of policing. From Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry to Life on Mars, Robert Reiner explores the highly-charged debates that surround policing, including the various controversies and developments that have led to a change in the public's opinion of the police in recent years, and analyses the proposals for reform.The book sets out to analyze how the police are perceived and the impact the mass media has on the public's perception and what we can expect in the future, given current research into police working practices and proposals for reform. Online Resource CentreUpdates Web links

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The fourth edition of the popular and highly acclaimed Politics of the Police has been completely revised and updated to take into account of recent changes in the law, policy, and organization of policing. From Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry to Life on Mars, Robert Reiner explores the highly-charged debates that surround policing, incl...

Robert Reiner is Professor of Criminology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is co-editor, along with Mike Maguire and Rod Morgan, of The Oxford Handbook of Criminology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:April 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199283397

ISBN - 13:9780199283392

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Table of Contents

Part I: Policing: theory and research1. Introduction: politics, police and policing2. Watching the watchers: theory and research in policing studies3. The birth of the blues: the establishment of professional policing in Britain 1829-18564. The rise and fall of police legitimacy 1856-2009Part II: Sociology5. Cop cultures6. Demystifying the police: social research and police malpractice7. Mystifying the police: the media presentation of policing8. Theory and research studies of policingPart III: Law and politics9. Police powers and accountability10. Beyond Life on Mars: a history of the future

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"This is a first class academic book that can be as engrossing as a novel, even for a non-expert on the subject. It will be of use to anyone who comes into contact with the police regularly and aid the understanding of anyone who has an opinion on any aspect of the police or policing." --The Criminal Lawyer January 2001