30 Jan 2015
30 Jan 2015

10 July 2012


Newburn, T & Peay, J. eds. 2012. Policing: Politics, Culture and Control. Oxford: Hart Publishers.

"Bringing together a range of leading social scientists and criminologists, this volume explores a number of key themes raised by the work of Robert Reiner. Arguably the leading policing scholar of his generation, Reiner's work over some 40 years has ranged broadly in this field, taking in the study of police history, culture, organisation, elites and relationships with the media. Always carefully situated within an analysis of the changing socio-political circumstances of policing and crime control, Robert Reiner's scholarship has been path-breaking in its impact."

The 13 original essays in this volume are testament to Reiner's influence. Although reflecting the primarily British bent within his work, the essays also draw on contributors from Australia, Europe, South Africa and the United States to explore some of the leading debates of the moment. These include, but are not limited to, the impact of neoliberalism on crime control and the challenges for modern social democracy; police culture, equality and political economy; new media and the future of policing; youth, policing and democracy, and the challenges and possibilities posed by globalisation in the fields of policing and security."


1 Robert Reiner: An Intellectual Portrait by Tim Newburn and Paul Rock

2 Beyond Lamentation: Towards a Democratic Egalitarian Politics of Crime and Justice by Ian Loader and Richard Sparks

3 'Race', Political Economy and the Coercive State by Ben Bowling, Coretta Phillips and James Sheptycki

4 Developments in Police Research: Views from Across the North Sea by Bob Hoogenboom and Maurice Punch

5 Cop Culture by PAJ Waddington

6 From Juliet to Jane: Women Police in TV Cop Shows, Reality, Rank and Careers by Frances Heidensohn and Jennifer Brown

7 Phone-hacking, Riots, Looting, Gangs and Mediatised Police Chiefs: Sir Hugh Orde's Trial by Media by Chris Greer and Eugene McLaughlin

8 'The Anvil' in the Information Age: Police, Politics and Media by Martin Innes and Roger Graef

9 Drama, the Police and the Sacred by Peter K Manning

10 Something Old, Something New; Something Not Entirely Blue: Uneven and Shifting Modes of Crime Control by Michael Levi and Mike Maguire

11 Democracy and Police and Crime Commissioners by Trevor Jones, Tim Newburn and David J Smith

12 Waiting for Ingleby: the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility - A Red Line Issue? by David Downes and Rod Morgan

13 The Shifting Boundaries of Policing: Globalisation and its Possibilities by Philip C Stenning and Clifford D Shearing

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