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21. Policing—Powers, Accountability, and Governance

21. Policing—Powers, Accountability, and Governance  

Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas

in Public Law (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820533
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198765899.003.0021
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9780198765899
This chapter is concerned with three key constitutional issues relating to policing. First, it considers the extent and limits of the powers of the police—and, correlatively, the relevant ... More
2. Theories and models of police and policing

2. Theories and models of police and policing  

Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James Sheptycki

in The Politics of the Police (5th edn)

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May 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191879876
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198769255.003.0002
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9780198769255
The chapter outlines seven ideal-typical models for thinking about the politics of police. The models are not mutually exclusive and can be combined to form complex descriptions of ... More
3. Out of the blue: the establishment and diffusion of the modern police from the French Revolution to the twentieth century

3. Out of the blue: the establishment and diffusion of the modern police from the French Revolution to the twentieth century  

Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James Sheptycki

in The Politics of the Police (5th edn)

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May 2019
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Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191879876
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198769255.003.0003
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9780198769255
The chapter outlines the development of modern police institutions around the world from the eighteenth century until the early twentieth. The discussion unfolds under five headings. The ... More
34. Policing and the police

34. Policing and the police  

Trevor Jones, Tim Newburn, and Robert Reiner

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0035
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9780198719441
This chapter reviews some of the key themes in academic research and writing on the police and policing. It begins by discussing definitions of ‘policing’ and ‘police’, before outlining the ... More
2. The police

2. The police  

Michael Rowe

in Criminal Justice (2nd edn)

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Jul 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783951
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199694969.003.0002
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9780199694969
This chapter, which examines the organisation and delivery of policing, begins considering the ‘crisis’ of policing and suggests that some current concerns have a lengthy pedigree of their ... More
3. Policing: context and practice

3. Policing: context and practice  

Graham Ellison

in Criminal Justice (2nd edn)

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Jul 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783951
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199694969.003.0003
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9780199694969
This chapter examines practice or ‘doing’ of state policing, and why and how certain police policies and practices impact disproportionately on particular social groups. It also considers ... More
6. Mystifying the PoliceThe Media Presentation of Policing

6. Mystifying the Police: The Media Presentation of Policing  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0006
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9780199283392
This chapter examines how the police are portrayed in the mass media in Britain and how such portrayal affects people's views about the political significance and role of policing. More ... More
The Politics of the Police

The Politics of the Police (5th edn)  

Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, and James W E Sheptycki

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
Published Online: 
Sep 2019
eISBN: 
9780191879876
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198769255.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198769255
In its fifth edition, The Politics of the Police has been revised, updated, and extended to take account of recent changes in the law, policy, organization, and social contexts of policing. ... More
1. Watching the WatchersTheory and Research in Policing Studies

1. Watching the Watchers: Theory and Research in Policing Studies  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0001
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9780199283392
This chapter discusses theory and research in policing, paying particular attention to calls for a change in conceptualisation based on the perceived transformations in the fields of ... More
2. The Birth of the BluesThe Establishment of Professional Policing in Britain 1829–56

2. The Birth of the Blues: The Establishment of Professional Policing in Britain 1829–56  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0002
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9780199283392
This chapter looks at the history of professional policing in Britain between 1829 and 1856, at a time when the police idea was highly controversial. It begins by reviewing early ... More
6. Non-interrogatory evidence

6. Non-interrogatory evidence  

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton

in Criminal Justice (4th edn)

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Jul 2010
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783692
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199541317.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199541317
This chapter examines other types of evidence and other ways of obtaining it, usually, but not always, following arrest, and discusses the use of informers; covert policing; witness ... More
Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (2nd edn)  

Anthea Hucklesby and Azrini Wahidin (eds)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783951
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199694969.001.0001
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book
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9780199694969
Criminal Justice provides a thought-provoking and critical introduction to the challenges faced by the UK's criminal justice system, including policing, sentencing, and ... More
23. Policing

23. Policing  

Trevor Jones

in Criminology (3rd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783937
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0023
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chapter
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9780199691296
This chapter, which considers some key themes within policing research, begins by discussing the definition of ‘policing’, and its growth as a focus of political concern and criminological ... More
13. The public police: uncovering crime and powers of stop and search

13. The public police: uncovering crime and powers of stop and search  

Fiona Cownie, Anthony Bradney, and Mandy Burton

in English Legal System in Context (6th edn)

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191764196
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199656561.003.0241
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9780199656561

This chapter discusses the following: the public's role in uncovering crime; the police's role in uncovering crime; the legal powers to stop and search; and police community support officers. ...

3. Out of the BluePolice Legitimacy 1856–2009—Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction

3. Out of the Blue: Police Legitimacy 1856–2009—Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199283392
This chapter focuses on the construction of police legitimacy in Britain during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries at a time when the New Police met stiff resistance. It ... More
11. Police powers

11. Police powers  

Kate Malleson, Richard Moules, and Nicola Padfield

in The Legal System (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Jun 2013
eISBN: 
9780191763649
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199560189.003.0011
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199560189
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter reviews police ... More
6. The Police:Our Chief Law Enforcers

6. The Police:: Our Chief Law Enforcers  

Geoffrey Rivlin

in First Steps in the Law (7th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191800337
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198735892.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198735892
This chapter considers the police force, which is the largest and best-known law enforcement agency in the UK. Before the formation of any official police force, there existed the Justices ... More
The Politics of the Police

The Politics of the Police (4th edn)  

Robert Reiner

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199283392
The Politics of the Police has been revised and updated to take into account of recent changes in the law, policy, and organisation of policing. This volume explores the highly-charged ... More
8. Conclusion: Beyond Life on MarsA History of the Future

8. Conclusion: Beyond Life on Mars: A History of the Future  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
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9780199283392
This chapter discusses the numerous controversial issues regarding police and policing in Britain, from malpractice to militarisation and declining effectiveness, and how they have been ... More
7. Police Powers and Accountability

7. Police Powers and Accountability  

Robert Reiner

in The Politics of the Police (4th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191799402
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199283392.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199283392
This chapter focuses on the debate concerning police powers and accountability in Britain in relation to the problem of how the discretion enjoyed by the police can be regulated. It begins ... More

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