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Police Studies

December 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In the globally networked society, police power is no longer constrained by the borders of the nation state: it has globalized. 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 organized crime and terrorism and how this is transforming policing.
  • The creation of global organizations 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
 
Conclusion
 
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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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One


Benjamin Bowling

Ben Bowling is Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at King's College London where he served as Acting Dean and Deputy Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law (2014-16). Prior to joining King’s as Lecturer in Law in 1999, Ben was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology, Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) and Senior Research Officer in the Home Office. He has held visiting positions at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, Humboldt University, University of Paris 2, University of the West Indies, Monash, and the East China University of Political Science... More About Author

James W.E. Sheptycki

His special research expertise revolves around issues of transnational crime and policing. He has written on a variety of substantive criminological topics including domestic violence, serial killers, money laundering, drugs, public order policing, organized crime, police accountability, intelligence-led policing, witness protection, risk and insecurity. He is currently engaged in research concerning ‘guns, crime and social order’. More About Author

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