The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing
- Ben Bradford - University of Oxford, UK, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
- Beatrice Jauregui - University of Toronto, Canada
- Ian Loader - University of Oxford, UK
- Jonny Steinberg - University of Oxford, UK
Criminology (General) | Police Studies
The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts:
- Part One: Lenses
- Part Two: Social and Political Order
- Part Three: Legacies
- Part Four: Problems and Problematics.
By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.
This most innovative Handbook addresses one central topic of our time, that of globalization, and links it to police studies. Probing the reconfiguration of police approaches in the context of external and internal security, delinquency, disorder, terrorism, democracies’ shortcomings or states’ tight relationship with global forces, such pioneering, well-researched and wide-ranging research provides stimulating and important insights on changes taking place in various parts of the world.
This collection of articles are intellectually engaged, informed and challenging. They encompass various disciplinary traditions. The diverse theories and high-quality empirical work here contribute to a better understanding of this transversal object called policing, incorporating a gamut of conceptions and legacies with a welcome global orientation. Such a Handbook will start an interdisciplinary and fruitful conversation, fostered by scholarly curiosity, healthy questioning and key knowledge.
Policing is a world-wide practice and nearly everywhere contested. This path-breaking collection of essays by leading experts in the field identifies the need to develop a field of global policing studies that is both multi-disciplinary and sensitive to the interaction between global dynamics and local context. It will be essential reading for those interested in policing whether in the global South or the global North.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Police, Crime and Order: The Case of Stop and Search