Policing the Police: Challenges of democracy and accountability

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How does society hold its police to account? It’s a vital part of upholding law and liberty but changing modes of policing delivery and new technologies call for fresh thinking about the way we guard our guards.

This much-needed new book from leading criminology professor Michael Rowe, part of the ‘Key Themes in Policing’ series, explores issues of governance, discipline and transparency. The landmark new study:

• Showcases how social change and rising inequalities make it more difficult to ensure meaningful accountability;

• Addresses the impact of Evidence-Based Policing strategies on the direction and control of officers;

• Sets out a game-changing agenda for ensuring democratic and answerable policing.

For policing students and practitioners, it’s an essential guide to modern-day accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages172
ISBN (Electronic)9781447347064
ISBN (Print)9781447347057, 9781447348009
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameKey Themes in Policing


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