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NCJ Number: 118600 Find in a Library
Title: Police Research: Some Future Prospects
Editor(s): M Weatheritt
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 184
Sponsoring Agency: Gower Publishing Co Ltd
Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR, England
Social Sciences Research Council
Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-566-07030-8
Sale Source: Gower Publishing Co Ltd
Gower House, Croft Road,
Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR,
United Kingdom
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Papers from a 1985 British conference on the future of police research focus on the context and politics of police research, police culture and organization, and regulating the police.
Abstract: The first paper pertaining to the context and politics of police research in Britain presents a provisional framework for examining the development of police research over the past 30 years, followed by a paper that reviews some of the ways in which Home Office research has contributed to the development of effective police management principles. Other papers in this section address the methodology and outcomes of police-sponsored research and the progress and pitfalls in using public surveys in determining the demand for policing and police performance. Four papers review research on police culture and police organization. One paper reviews the literature on the occupational culture of British policing and charts its intellectual bases in social theory, comparing earlier principles for police research with those underlying current police research. Other papers examine appropriate ways of analyzing how police officers handle encounters with citizens, and issues that British sergeants face in supervising the way their constables deal with paperwork. Papers which concern the regulation of police examine police decisionmaking, regulation and policing by code, and current developments and future prospects in implementing police accountability. Chapter notes and references. For individual papers, see NCJ-118601-09.
Main Term(s): Police research
Index Term(s): Police decisionmaking; Police legal limitations; Police management; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Papers are from a British conference on the future of police research, held in Harrogate in 1985.
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