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NCJ Number: 128023 Find in a Library
Title: Looking at Policing (From Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe: Proceedings of the European Colloquium, P 1-28, 1989, Roger Hood, ed. -- See NCJ-128022)
Author(s): J Shapland; D Hobbs
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Centre for Criminological Research
Oxford, OX2 6LH, England
Sale Source: Centre for Criminological Research
University of Oxford
12 Bevington Road
Oxford, OX2 6LH,
United Kingdom
Type: Literature Review
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: British research on law enforcement is examined in terms of its nature, findings, and trends in recent years.
Abstract: The three major types of analyses of policing are the sociological studies that have emphasized a descriptive approach and the culture of the police and studies that have focused on police management in broader legal and historical analyses. Future research should reflect recognition of the increasing debate about policing in Great Britain. Therefore, it should integrate the previous approaches and examine several current issues regarding policing. These issues include public expectations regarding the police, the effectiveness and efficiency of the police, the handling of public disorders, interagency cooperation, and priorities for policing. 130 references
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): England; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking
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