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The Politics of the Police - Book Launch

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A book launch to celebrate the publication of the fifth edition of The Politics of the Police

To celebrate the publication of the fifth edition of The Politics of the Police, King’s College London (in collaboration the LSE Mannheim Centre and the British Society of Criminology) will host a book launch and symposium.

The event will be chaired by Professor Betsy Stanko (former director of research for the MPS) with commentaries from Dr Alison Wakefield (Portsmouth), Professor Jenny Fleming (Southampton, editor of Policing and Society) and Professor Ben Bradford (UCL). The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

For and on behalf of Ben Bowling, Robert Reiner and James Sheptycki

With the support of The Dickson Poon School of Law (King's College London), LSE and the British Society of Criminology.

Book Reviews

β€˜This revised, enlarged and updated edition of a classic in criminology offers an insightful analysis of the most critical issues in contemporary law enforcement. Bringing together several disciplines and resolutely adopting a global perspective, the book is an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in this contentious topic.' (Didier Fassin, Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

β€˜The Politics of the Police is a classic. This edition adds a sophisticated analysis of global issues to reveal the critical importance of political and socioeconomic context to democratic policing and the challenges posed by neoliberalism. This is essential reading for anyone interested in why politics matters to policing.’ (Michelle D. Bonner, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria)

β€˜The book’s original English focus is broadened by international and comparative perspectives. While much has changed, key strengths remain: a firm grounding in social theory; accessible writing; excellent judgement; encyclopaedic knowledge of the literature; and a compelling social democratic vision. This is the book that every student, scholar and practitioner of policing must read.’ (David Dixon, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales)

β€˜We have waited nine years for the fifth edition of this classic. It does not disappoint. Several new sections and substantial revisions of previous chapters significantly expand our understanding of policing and the politics that are inherent in its practice – not just within UK borders but globally. A rich and informative book that will be an important addition to academic and student reading lists’ (Jenny Fleming, Professor of Criminology, University of Southampton)

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