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Where Next For Criminal Justice?$
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David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428929

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.001.0001

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Police, policing and communities

Police, policing and communities

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(p.105) Six Police, policing and communities
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Where Next For Criminal Justice?
Author(s):

David Faulkner

Ros Burnett

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.003.0007

This chapter considers policing — how its nature and the demands on police have changed and are changing; the significance of the reforms that have already taken place and those which are now proposed; and the implications of elected commissioners for police and crime. It examines the mechanisms by which police are accountable to the public and the importance of their accountability also to the law. The chapter goes on to discuss the government's and the public's expectations of what police should and should not do, and the need to manage those expectations, especially at a time of shortage and austerity. It reflects on the connections between police bureaucracy and culture, and concludes by identifying some of the considerations that will have a critical influence on the future of policing in England and Wales.

Keywords:   police, purpose of policing, accountability, riots, demonstrations, terrorism, police commissioners, anti-social behaviour, targets, police culture

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