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NCJ Number: 128024 Find in a Library
Title: Looking at Policing: A View From the Continent (From Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe: Proceedings of a European Colloquium, P 29-36, 1989, Roger Hood, ed. -- See NCJ-128022)
Author(s): C Fijnaut
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
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: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This commentary discusses a paper on past and future research on police work in England and emphasizes the European perspective on police research.
Abstract: The paper by Shapland and Hobbs uses an overly restrictive definition of the subject and discusses only literature about the English police, not material focusing on Scotland or Northern Ireland. In addition, the criteria for selecting research to be discussed were not clear, although the recommendation to avoid fragmenting police research is admirable. Moreover, other subjects than those listed by Hobbs and Shapland should be considered as possible priority areas for research. These topics include the development of the British police organization, the use of proactive policing, and comparisons of policing in Great Britain and continental Europe. Finally, British research is extensive, although other European countries have also conducted outstanding research on the police.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): England; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking; Western Europe
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