Readership: Criminology academics and students, students of police studies, sociology, law, political science, management studies, and anthropology. Policy-makers and police practitioners.
Bethan Loftus, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
"Bethan Loftus' research makes a major contribution to the analysis of contemporary policing, and of the impact of the extensive reform initiatives of the last quarter of a century. It does this by replicating the classic studies of police culture conducted from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, which constituted the core foundations of the understanding of policing. This book would thus fill a hole in the analysis of policing that has long required plugging. It does this in an outstanding way that matches the very best of the classic studies." - Professor Robert Reiner, Professor of Criminology, London School of Economics
Part I - Situating Police Culture
1: Replaying the Classics
2: The New Social Field of Policing
Part II - Police Culture in Motion
3: Dominant Culture Interrupted
4: Enduring Themes, Altered Times
5: Policing Diverse Publics
6: The Continuing Significance of Class
Part III - Conclusion
7: Police Culture in Transition?
Appendix- Ethnography with the Police