The Politics of Policing: Between Force and Legitimacy, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2016)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

This volume is published as Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 21.

Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, June 2016.

ISBN: 978-1-78635-030-5
eISBN: 978-1-78635-029-9



SYNOPSIS

This volume in the series Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance edited by Mathieu Deflem addresses contemporary issues of policing with a focus on the characteristics of police power as a coercive force in society and its continued need for legitimacy in a democratic social order. The book brings scholars together to discuss a variety of important topics concerning police and policing. Developments and problems associated with police power are at the very front of current public debate. In the broader constellation of the culture of modern crime control, police institutions enjoy a privileged status. Continued developments in technology and surveillance have affected policing as have continued and new crime problems. Not least of all, of course, the legitimacy of policing has recently been questioned because of several highly-publicized incidents involving police violence. The chapters in this book provide clarification on these and related aspects of police and policing in society. This collection is valuable for students and scholars in sociology, criminology, law, political science, and public policy.

This volume is published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: THE PERPETUAL POLITICS OF POLICING [available online]
           Mathieu Deflem

PART I: THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF POLICE LEGITIMACY

FAIR POLICING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
           Maarten Van Craen

ENHANCING POLICE LEGITIMACY BY PROMOTING SAFETY CULTURE
           Jordan C. Pickering and David A. Klinger

POLICING THROUGH THIRD PARTIES: INCREASING COERCION OR IMPROVING LEGITIMACY?
           Janet Ransley

THREE PILLARS OF POLICE LEGITIMACY: PROCEDURAL JUSTICE, USE OF FORCE, AND OCCUPATIONAL CULTURE
           William Terrill, Eugene A. Paoline, III, and Jacinta M. Gau

PART II: POLICE LEGITIMACY ACROSS THE GLOBE

CONSERVATIVES AND THE CONSTABULARY IN GREAT BRITAIN: CROSS-DRESSING CONUNDRUMS [online]
           Robert Reiner

INVESTIGATIONS ON THE LEGITIMACY OF THE SWISS POLICE: ACTUAL DEBATES AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
           Silvia Staubli

POLITICIZATION AND LEGITIMACY OF POLICE IN INDIA
           Arvind Verma

EXPLAINING POLICE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE USE OF FORCE: THE CASE OF BUENOS AIRES
           Nicole E. Haas

IMPROVING POLICE LEGITIMACY BY MEASURING ALL THAT MATTERS: REFLECTIONS FROM THE US AND FRANCE
           Jack R. Greene, Christian Mouhanna, Sema A. Taheri, and David Squier Jones

PART III: THE CASE OF RACE

MENTAL ILLNESS, RACE, AND POLICING
           Melissa Thompson, Kimberly Barsamian Kahn, Jean McMahon, and Madeline O’Neil

POLICE SHOOTINGS IN BLACK AND WHITE: EXPLORING NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
           Charles F. Klahm IV, Jordan Papp and Laura Rubino

PARADISE LOST: WHITE FLIGHT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CRIMINOGENIC ORIGIN MYTH
           Aaron Roussell and Jason Dunbar

PART IV: POLICE TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION

CITIZEN JOURNALISM AND POLICE LEGITIMACY: DOES RECORDING THE POLICE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
           Ashley K. Farmer and Ivan Y. Sun

WATCHING THE WATCHERS: THEORIZING COPS, CAMERAS, AND POLICE LEGITIMACY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
           Kirk Miller

THE POLITICS OF PRIVATE POLICING: NO FORCE AND NO LEGITIMACY?
           Massimiliano Mulone

THE TRIANGLE OF RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND TRAINING IN 21ST CENTURY POLICING
           Maria Haberfeld


Copies of this book can be obtained via online stores.

See also other volumes in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.

See other edited books by Mathieu Deflem.