Hard Cop, Soft Cop
Dilemmas and Debates in Contemporary Policing
Edited by Roger Hopkins Burke
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Hard Cop, Soft Cop by Roger Hopkins Burke
Book DescriptionThis is a book about policing styles in the broadest sense, looking at zero tolerance policing at one extreme and 'softer' approaches to policing at the other. It is particularly concerned to explore the dilemmas and moral ambiguities inherent in the tensions between different policing approaches. Rather than seeking to juxtapose 'hard' and 'soft' policing styles the guiding thread of the book is the notion that policing is both pervasive and insidious. Different policing styles, whether conducted by the public police service, private security or social work agencies, are all part of a multi-agency corporate crime control industry which provides the essential context for an understanding of these different approaches.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843920472
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Roger Hopkins Burke
Roger Hopkins Burke is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests include criminological theory, young people and crime, generic policing and social control, and crime prevention. Recent publications include Zero Tolerance Policing (Perpetuity Press, 1998), An Introduction to Criminological Theory, 3e (Willan Publishing, 2009), and Young People, Crime and Justice (Willan Publishing, 2008).
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