Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
     
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
Resources
More Information
Bestseller
BestsellerE-book

Title Police occupational culture : new debates and directions / edited by Megan O'Neill, Monique Marks, Anne-Marie Singh.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xv, 393 pages) : illustrations.
Series Sociology of crime, law and deviance ; v. 8
Sociology of crime, law, and deviance ; v. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Cover -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Background to Current Police Culture Research -- New Debates and Directions in Research -- Part I: Deconstructing the Notion of Police Occupational Culture -- Part II: Police Reform, Cultural Change and Continuity -- Part III: Police as Change Agents -- Part IV: New Policing Cultures in a Plural Policing Field -- Note -- References -- Part I: Deconstructing the Notion of Police Occupational Culture -- Chapter 1. Seeing Blue: Police Reform, Occupational Culture, and Cognitive Burn-In -- Origins of the Police Subculture Schema -- The Police Subculture Schema and American police Reform -- Neglected Avenues of Reform: Institutional Design -- Neglected Avenues of Reform: Good Cops and Bad Cops -- Neglected Avenues of Reform: Participatory Decision-Making -- Overlooked Dangers: Diversification and Affirmative Action -- Overlooked Dangers: Police Managerialism -- References -- Chapter 2. A Dialectic of Organisational and Occupational Culture -- Introduction -- Structural Features of Anglo-American Police Organisations that Divide and Unify the Occupation -- Careers -- An Overview of Studies of Police Occupational Culture -- Segmentation of the Police Occupation -- A Dialectic Excursion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 3. Police Culture(S): Some Definitional, Methodological and Analytical Considerations -- What is oral History? -- Definitional Considerations: the Meaning of Police Culture -- Oral History Methods and Police Culture -- Making Sense of Police Narratives -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part II: Police Reform, Cultural Change and Continuity -- Chapter 4. Cops with Honours: University Education and Police Culture -- Introduction -- The Research -- No Gentlemen, Please, we're British -- The Essex 'Guinea Pigs' -- Re-Entry and Subsequent Career -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5. Police Stress and Occupational Culture -- Introduction: Stress and Culture -- Research Methods -- Stressors in a Changing Field -- Coping with Episodic Stressors -- Coping with Organisational Stressors -- Stressors and Police Culture -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Chapter 6. Police Reform, Governance, and Democracy -- Introduction -- Culture and Reform -- Narratives of Reform -- Local Perspectives on Reform -- The Fallacy of Expertise -- Democracy, Citizenship, and Participation -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 7. Policing the 'Irrelevant': Class, Diversity and Contemporary Police Culture -- Introduction -- Rethinking Police Culture and the Omnipresence of Class Contempt -- Changing Police Culture in Northshire -- Dirty Work in 'Beirut' -- Policing the 'Irrelevant' -- Classed Places, Classed People -- Classed Bodies: A Visual Register -- Unemployment -- the Erosion of Worth -- Conclusion: Police Culture and the Continuing Significance of Class -- Notes.
Summary The idea of police occupational culture or cop culture has been a source of academic interest and debate since research into policing began in earnest in the 1960s. Police culture has become a lens through which a number of aspects of the police and policing more broadly have been studied, including the use of discretion, police corruption, institutional racism, sexism and police reform. For the most part, these studies have been done in topical isolation from each other and have focused rather narrowly on Anglo-American state policing forms. Using studies from Australia, Britain, the United States, Africa and Canada, this book offers a contemporary look at police culture from an international perspective by questioning established silos in topics, by presenting new ways of thinking about police culture and suggesting forms that police culture is likely to take in the future. In revisiting the meaning of police culture in the light of key developments in the field of policing, including the pluralization of policing governance and delivery, new management practices and the increased diversification and representation within police organizations, the chapters in this book offer both explanatory and normative approaches to the topic. The chapters also point to new topics in police cultural studies, such as the impact of tertiary education opportunities on police culture, police unions as counter-cultural groupings, the coming together of private and public policing cultures, and the impact of new identity groupings on police organizational culture. Students and researchers in police and policing studies, crime and criminal justice, as well as police practitioners themselves, should find this volume of the "Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance" series a particularly interesting read. It presents a timely reassessment of the new dimensions of police occupational culture Proposes a new schema for thinking and writing about policing culture. It considers aspects of the police occupational culture from an international perspective through including studies from Australia, Britain, the United States, Africa and Canada - one often neglected in Anglo-American research. It revisits the meaning of police culture in the light of key developments in the field of policing including the pluralization of policing governance and delivery; new management practices and the increased diversification and representation within police organizations.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Police -- Attitudes.
Police.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author O'Neill, Megan, 1974-
Marks, Monique.
Singh, Anne-Marie.
Other Form: Print version: Police occupational culture. Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007 9780762313075 0762313072 (OCoLC)137313924
ISBN 9780080550060 (electronic bk.)
0080550061 (electronic bk.)
9780857240552 (electronic bk.)
0857240552 (electronic bk.)
9780762313075 (hbk.)
0762313072 (hbk.)