- Chap. 1. Introduction : policing contemporary society / Roger Hopkins Burke -- Part 1. Policing contemporary communities. Chap. 2. Zero tolerance in New York City : hard questions for a get-tough policy / Andrew Karmen -- Chap. 3. Policing incivilities in Germany / Alick Whyte -- Chap. 4. Over-policing, and under-policing social exclusion / Chris Crowther -- Chap. 5. Policing British Asian communities / Colin Webster -- Chap. 6. Discipline and flourish : probation and the new correctionalism / Paul Sparrow and David Webb -- Chap. 7. 'Softly, softly', private security and the policing of corporate space / Mark Button -- Part 2. Policing contemporary offenses. Chap. 8. Using crackdowns constructively in crime reduction / Nick Tilley -- Chap. 9. Tackling the roots of theft : reducing tolerance toward stolen goods markets / Mike Sutton -- Chap. 10. Stalking the stalker : a review of policing strategies / Lorna White Sansom -- Chap. 11. Policing financial crime : the Financial Services Authority and the myth of the 'duped investor' / Basia Spalek -- Chap. 12. Hard coating, soft centre? The role of the police in Dordrecht offender rehabilitation programmes / Mandy Shaw -- Part 3. Democracy, accountability and human rights. Chap. 13. What's law got to do with it? Some reflections on the police in light of developments in New York City / Graham Smith -- Chap. 14. Policing and the Human Rights Act 1998 / John Wadham and Kavita Modi -- Chap. 15. Human rights v. community rights : the case of the Anti-Social Behaviour Order / Roger Hopkins Burke and Ruth Morrill -- Chap. 16. Conclusion : policing contemporary society revisited / Roger Hopkins Burke -- Bibliography -- Index.
- The 16 chapters of this book examine policing styles and their effects in the context of and in response to the characteristics and threats of contemporary societies, with attention to developments in the United Kingdom and some other Western countries. The chapter focuses on both the styles and pervasiveness of modern policing in culturally diverse societies faced with significant security threats. The policing styles contrasted are "hard" policing, which is exemplified by the "zero tolerance" policing approach made popular by Mayor Giuliani in New York City in the mid-1990's, and "soft" policing, as illustrated under the paradigms of community policing and restorative justice. These policing styles coexist under an "umbrella" of multiagency social control that encompasses the public police, private police, and social service agencies. The chapters of this book discuss these issues under three major sections. The first section contains six chapters that address "zero tolerance" in New York City, the policing of incivilities in Germany, the policing of socially isolated minority communities in the United Kingdom, the policing of British Asian communities, "hard" policing under current British probation policies, and the "soft" approach of private policing in Great Britain. The second section on the policing of contemporary offenses discusses policing "crackdowns," a proactive approach to theft offenses, stalking, financial crime, and police involvement in rehabilitative probation programs. The four chapters of the concluding section consider the operation of current policing styles within liberal democracies and how current threats to democratic nations are creating a conflict between citizens' desires for collective security and the preservation of accustomed civil liberties and human rights.
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- Includes bibliographic references and index.
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