By Stuart Lister,Michael Rowe

Accountability of Policing presents a latest and wide-ranging exam of the responsibility and governance of ‘police’ and ‘policing’. Debates approximately ‘who guards the guards’ are one of the oldest and so much protracted within the historical past of democracy, yet during the last decade we've witnessed very important adjustments in how policing and safeguard corporations are ruled, regulated and held to account. opposed to a backdrop of accelerating complexity within the neighborhood, nationwide and transnational landscapes of ‘policing’, political, felony, administrative and technological advancements have served to change regimes of responsibility. the level and velocity of those alterations increases a urgent want for ongoing educational learn, research and debate.


Bringing jointly contributions from a number of prime students, this publication deals an authoritative and complete research of the moving topics of responsibility inside policing. The contributions discover questions of responsibility throughout a number of dimensions, together with these ‘individuals’ and ‘institutions’ chargeable for its supply, inside of and among the ‘public’ and ‘private’ sectors, and at ‘local’, ‘national’ and ‘transnational’ scales of jurisdiction. in addition they interact with the concept that of ‘accountability’ in a vast experience, bringing to the skin a number of the meanings that experience turn into linked to it and demonstrating the way it is invoked and interpreted in several contexts.



Accountability of Policing is crucial interpreting for teachers and scholars fascinated by the examine of policing, felony justice and criminology and also will be of serious curiosity to practitioners and policymakers.

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