Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447347057 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447348009 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only

Policing the Police

Challenges of Democracy and Accountability

Michael Rowe

Policing the Police

Michael Rowe

Distributed for Bristol University Press

110 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447347057 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447348009 Published February 2020 For sale in North and South America only
The challenge of holding police to account is a fundamental one for any society that values the rule of law, liberty, and freedom for citizens. This book argues that conventional approaches to the problem of 'guarding the guards' need to be extended, since new technologies and modes of managing and delivering policing can be considered as forms of governance capable of developing accountability. It argues that social media, surveillance technology, promotion of ethics and integrity, cultural change, and strategies such as evidence-based policing need to be considered as efforts to direct and control officer behavior, and are, therefore, practices of accountability.
Contents
Police Accountability in the 21st Century, New Wine, New Bottles?; Principles and Purposes of Accountability; Governance and Politics of Policing; Complaints and Discipline; Science, evidence and police accountability in the Age of Big Data; Internal Mana
Review Quotes
David Baker, University of Liverpool
“This topical book achieves a holistic analysis of the shifting parameters of police accountability in the 21st century; it will be required reading for both students and scholars of policing studies.”
John McDaniel, University of Wolverhampton
“This very welcome book from a renowned policing scholar addresses urgent issues of inequality, privatisation, Big Data and AI innovation which are affecting processes of police governance and accountability in new and complex ways. It is a ‘must-read’.”
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