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Global Policing

Global Policing

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Police Studies

December 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In the transitional networked society, police power is no longer constrained by the borders of the nation state. It has globalised. Global Policing shows how security threats have been constructed by powerful actors to justify the creation of a new global policing architecture and how the subculture of policing shapes the world system.

Demonstrating how a theory of global policing is central to understanding global governance, the text explores:

- the 'new security agenda' focused on serious organised crime and terrorism and how this is transforming policing

- the creation of global organisations such as Interpol, regional entities such as Europol, and national policing agencies with a transnational reach

- the subculture of the 'global cops', blurring boundaries between police, private security, military and secret intelligence agencies

- the reality of transnational policing on the ground, its effectiveness, legitimacy, accountability and future development.

Written by two leading international experts who bring cutting-edge theoretical debates to life with case studies and examples, Global Policing will prove captivating reading for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, international relations, law and sociology.

Theorising Global Policing
The Problems of Global Policing
Policing Social Theory
Policing and the Social Contract
Policing and Political Theory
Policing and Law
Colonial Policing
Types of Transnational Policing
Conclusion: Policing an Insecure World
Policing and the Transnational-State-System
The Changing Morphology of the State
Jurisdictional Sovereignty and Functional Diversity in Policing
Agenda Setting and Transnational Policing Priorities
Legal Discourse and Law-Making in International Police Co-Operation
Developments in Europe
Developments in the United States
Multi-Agency Co-Operation: The Military, Security and Private Sectors
Conclusion: Policing the New World Order
The Global Policing Architecture
Global Police Agencies
Regional Police Agencies
National Policing Hubs
Private Transnational Policing
Global Policing
The Occupational Subcultures of Global Policing
Police Liaison Officers and the Transnational Space Between
Subcultural Theory and Policing
The Parameters of Policing Subculture
Meet the Global Cops
The Varied Occupational Character of Global Cops
Global Policing, Subculture and Accountability
Conclusion: Occupational Policing Subcultures - Global Thoughts/Local Acts
Global Policing in Practice
Policing Transnational Spaces
Policing Border Zones
Policing the Oceans
Policing Cyberspace
Policing Mega-Events
Policing Transnational Flows
Policing People: Migrants, Criminals, Terrorists and other Suspect Populations
Policing Drugs and Guns
Policing Money
Conclusion: The Consequences of Global Policing
Conclusion: The Global Cops Have Arrived

This text will greatly assist students in understanding the relationships between structures of social control and individual citizens within a global setting.

Dr Peter Hall
Other, Coventry University
December 17, 2012

An excellent overview of policing in a global context. Essential reference point for everyone interested in the topic.

Dr Kassim Noor Mohamed
Division of Criminology, Birmingham City University
November 11, 2012

A useful resource for students interested in the international dimension of policing brought about, particularly, by terrorism and 'cyber crime'.
Reccommended reading for any students conducting research in this area.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
September 4, 2012

A useful contribution that enhances student wide perspective on a range of global social and political issues tha impact on the jusice system.

John Manuel
Department of Public Services, Bishop Burton College
February 15, 2012

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