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Police Power and Disorder: Understanding Policing in the 21st Century

Jackson, WH Police Power and Disorder: Understanding Policing in the 21st Century. Social Justice: a journal of crime, conflict and world order. ISSN 1043-1578 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This article considers how critical scholars and activists should understand policing in the 21st century. Challenging the disciplinary enclosure of the concept of police in ‘police studies’, the article aims to contribute to the development of a critical theory of police power. By considering the policing of populations marked as ‘disorderly’ in the UK, the article suggests that for those on the left seeking to understand and challenge the violence of police power, replacing liberal definitions with an understanding of the general function of police is vital. To do this, the analysis draws upon, and seeks to develop the account of police power provided in Mark Neocleous’ The Fabrication of Social Order (2000). The article demonstrates that this work forces us to rethink many of the demands made of police, including from the left, and to start imaging a post-police future as central to a wider project of social and political transformation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Final version of the article is forthcoming in Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order in 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1602 Criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV 8301 Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: Justice Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Social Justice
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 09:27
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2019 09:27
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11335

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