This volume is published as Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 21.
Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, June 2016.
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]
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?
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]
INVESTIGATIONS ON THE LEGITIMACY OF THE SWISS POLICE: ACTUAL DEBATES AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
POLITICIZATION AND LEGITIMACY OF POLICE IN INDIA
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
THE POLITICS OF PRIVATE POLICING: NO FORCE AND NO LEGITIMACY?
THE TRIANGLE OF RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND TRAINING IN 21ST CENTURY POLICING
See also other volumes in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.
See other edited books by Mathieu Deflem.