The Rebirth of Private Policing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1992-03-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Until recently, private police work has been ignored by criminologists primarily concerned with the activity of the public police force. Johnston provides an original view of police history focusing on the emergence of the private police sector as the embodiment of the growing privatization of authority in society. The book's analysis of current developments in private policing compel the reader to re-assess the conventional distinction between "public" and "private" authority so often taken for granted in social and political theory.TheRebirth of Private Policingintroduces a provocative analysis of the role of policing of interest to anyone concerned with the question of social control and the state.

Table of Contents

Historical and Political Background
Private Policing: Before and After the 'New Police'
Ideologies of Public and Private Provision
Private Policing: Current Developments and their Policy Implications
Privatization and Public Policing
The Private Security Sector I: Structure and Control
The Private Security Sector II: Activities
Hybrid Policing
Citizenship and Self-Policing: Responsible Citizenship
Citizenship and Self-Policing II: Autonomous Citizenship
Theoretical Conclusions
New Directions in the Sociology of Policing
Privatization and Social Control
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