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Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective

Edited by Monica den Boer, Member of Parliament, the Netherlands
Public police forces are a regular phenomenon in most jurisdictions around the world, yet their highly divergent legal context draws surprisingly little attention. Bringing together a wide range of police experts from all around the world, this book provides an overview of traditional and emerging fields of public policing, New material and findings are presented with an international-comparative perspective, it is a must-read for students of policing, security and law and professionals in related fields.
Extent: 496 pp
Hardback Price: $270.00 Web: $243.00
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 910 0
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  • Law - Academic
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice
Public police forces are a regular phenomenon in most jurisdictions around the world, yet their highly divergent legal context draws surprisingly little attention. Bringing together a wide range of police experts from all around the world, this book provides an overview of traditional and emerging fields of public policing.

In this Research Handbook, academics and practitioners explore the relationship between policing and the law and focus on case material and human rights issues. The book concludes that public policing is far from self-evident, particularly in an era where more emphasis is placed upon private security, anti-terrorism and modern technology. As digital and global societies demand new solutions to rapidly changing social challenges, public police will undergo a transformation.

New material and findings are presented with an international-comparative perspective. It is a must-read for students of policing, security and law and professionals in related fields.
‘This is a superb collection. Edited by one of the leading lights of applied research on policing, it brings together many of the top police comparativists of the past 30 years. From multi-agency to undercover policing, via data collection and terrorism, the widest range of topics is expertly assessed from the perspective of comparative police regulation. A ‘must read’ in the first truly global era of police research.’
– Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh, UK

‘This impressive collection of essays is valuable for both scholars and practitioners alike, lawyers and non-lawyers – the well qualified contributors range over the whole complex and problematic field of police cooperation. The clear synthesis of the issues by Monica Den Boer in the introduction is a tour de force.’
– Malcolm Anderson, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Contributors: F. Allum, P. de Hert, W. de Lint, M. den Boer, M. Egan, E. Ferreira, N.R. Fyfe, S. Gilmour, S. Gomes, C. Harfield, M. Hassan, M. Head, V. Herrington, S. Hufnagel, A. James, T. Mankkinen, P.K. Manning, R. Mawby, T. Munk, M. O’Neill, S. Perez, A. Pocrnic, J. Saifert, J.A. Schafer, C. Shearing, P. Stenning, M. van der Woude, S. Virta, T. Xu, N. Yang

Contents:

Foreword Monica den Boer

Introduction Monica den Boer

Part I: Models of Policing from a Legal-Comparative Perspective
1. A Comparative Legal History of International Policing
Saskia Hufnagel

2. Governing Plural Policing Provision: Legal Perspectives, Challenges and Ideas
Philip C. Stenning and Clifford Shearing

3. An International Comparison of Police Systems in a Legal Context
Rob Mawby

4. Living Law in Public Order: Trust, Risk, Dominion and Universality
Willem de Lint and Adam Pocrnic

5. Modern Criminal Investigation from a Legal Comparative Perspective
Martin O’Neill

6. Intelligence-Led Policing: Comparing National Approaches to its Regulation and Control
Adrian James

7. Undercover Policing – A Legal Comparative Perspective
Clive Harfield

Part II: A Comparative Overview of New Issues in Policing
8. Policing Terrorism, Extremism and Radicalization: A Legal-Comparative Perspective
Monica den Boer, Tarja Mankkinen and Sirpa Virta

9. Policing Organized Crime: Legal Norms in the National and International Context
Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour

10. Policing Illicit Financial Flows: Multi-Agency Co-operation and Legal Developments
Mo Egan

11. Policing Virtual Spaces: Public and Private Online Challenges in a Legal Perspective
Tine Munk

12. Border Policing in Europe and Beyond: Legal and International Issues
Maartje van der Woude

13. A Legal Perspective on Extraterritorial Policing
Maira Hassan

14. Technology, Law and Policing
Peter K. Manning

15. Police, Privacy and Data Protection from a Comparative Legal Perspective
Paul de Hert and Juraj Saifert

Part III: Police Organizations from a Comparative Perspective
16. Legal Perspectives on the Growing Militarization of Domestic Security and Policing
Michael Head

17. Policing and Society: a Legal Perspective on Gender in Police Organizations
Monica den Boer and Saskia Hufnagel

18. Chinese Policing: Its History from a Legal Perspective
Tao Xu and Nan Yang

19. Police Recruitment and Training in Democratic Societies: A Socio-Legal Comparative Perspective
Eduardo Ferreira, Silia Gomes and Sandra Perez

20. Police research, evidence-based policing and police-academic partnerships in national jurisdictions
Nicholas R. Fyfe

21. Police Leadership: A Comparative Consideration of Legislative Imperatives in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States
Victoria Herrington and Joseph A. Schafer

22. Police Oversight and Accountability in a Comparative Perspective
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