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Police and Policing Models

James, A and Huotari, V (2023) Police and Policing Models. In: Corteen, K, Steele, R, Cross, N and McManus, M, (eds.) Forensic Psychology, Crime, and Policing. Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 978-1447359395

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This chapter outlines how in Britain, the police institution and the communities it polices are partners in a notional contract in which, for many years, the former’s control of groups and individuals, was largely accepted by the latter as necessary for the safety, security, health and welfare of wider society. Prompted by the rapid societal change that is a feature of modernity, and by challenges to the institution’s effectiveness and, ultimately, to its legitimacy, policing has sought alternative approaches that may be more finely attuned to communities’ needs. In light of this this chapter discusses how policing has invested heavily in; intelligence-led policing (ILP); knowledge-based policing (KBP); and evidence-based policing (EBP) models. The chapter maintains that of those; EBP, which promises explicit, rational, and organisationally anchored policymaking, currently is in vogue. While accepting that a case for change could be made, the authors argue for a more nuanced understanding of phenomena such as: power; politics; and status, which invariably are important elements in the generation of evidence

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social contract; Policing by consent; Police legitimacy; Knowledge-based policing; Intelligence-led policing; Evidence-based policing
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal Justice Administrations > HV7551 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
Divisions: Justice Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Policy Press
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2023 13:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 09:55
Editors: Corteen, K, Steele, R, Cross, N and McManus, M
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18198
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