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This book is a massively impressive intellectual achievement, by two authors whose earlier work has established them as leading experts on globalisation’s impact on policing. Compact, clear, readable yet scholarly, this book brings to fruition their extensive empirical research projects on transnational policing in a highly informative, empirically grounded, sophisticated theoretical synthesis. It is a must-read for anyone in the policing field, around the globe.
Global Policing is a massively impressive academic achievement...It is right at the forefront of, and is one of the most important developments in, work on policing. This book is very informative, empirically grounded, and brings all this to bear in a sophisticated, theoretical analysis.
This outstanding study emphasizes how global policing represents a vast web of power within which coercion and surveillance are conducted by policing agents, who not only operate with increasing global mobility, but who are also connected by technology, complex institutional links and shared subcultural values. In Global Policing, Bowling and Sheptycki have made an invaluable contribution to debates of policing, as well as to those of global governance. With wide interdisciplinary relevance, this book will lend itself to both the researcher and the student.
This concise, accessible and clear analysis of the changing relations between police and citizens in a global age is both innovative in its approach and a superb teaching text. Global Policing will serve for many years as the main reference work in the field.
This short book certainly takes issue with several comfortable assumptions and whets the appetite for more discussion on the topic. I foresee several doctoral studies being born from this embryonic volume.
Written in a very accessible style, (the discussion regarding Policing and the Social Contract in Chapter 1 is one of the most succinct yet informative pieces I have read on what can be a very complex matter) and from authors with established pedigree within the field, this book will fill in many gaps for readers in this topic, whether they are academics, students, or police practitioners. Despite being a relatively slim volume for a topic of this magnitude (180 pages in total, including indexes etc.), I found it to be both informative and thought provoking throughout...
An ideal book for students which will assist them in understanding the plural and global nature of the police function
An accessible book offering comprehensive coverage of the key dimensions of global policing including unpicking the relationship between local, national, regional and global elements. This book is being adopted as recommended reading across a number of modules related to the field of critical criminology studies.
A good text for second year policing module covering cross border policing issues.
A very thoughtful text that raises a number of issues worthy of discussion with regards to the globalisation of policing.
This text will greatly assist students in understanding the relationships between structures of social control and individual citizens within a global setting.
An excellent overview of policing in a global context. Essential reference point for everyone interested in the topic.
A useful resource for students interested in the international dimension of policing brought about, particularly, by terrorism and 'cyber crime'.
Reccommended reading for any students conducting research in this area.
A useful contribution that enhances student wide perspective on a range of global social and political issues tha impact on the jusice system.
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