0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Emergency services > Police & security services

Buy Now

Police Unlimited - Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,488
Discovery Miles 14 880
Police Unlimited - Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy (Hardcover): Paul Mutsaers

Share your images

Police Unlimited - Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy (Hardcover)

Paul Mutsaers

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R1,488 Discovery Miles 14 880 | Repayment Terms: R138 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

Police Unlimited is centred on the controversial idea that police forces are a focal point for conflict in modern society. Instead of emphasising the socially integrative function of police forces, the book links to a conflict model concerned with its socially divisive effects. Throughout the book, the consequences of this social division are discussed, using a detailed ethnographic study of the Dutch police as a starting point, and extending the analysis out to look at the global situation. The book is based on a five year ethnography exploring police discrimination in the Dutch police. It examines cases of conflict, both inside and outside the police station, thus covering interethnic tensions at work as well as hostility towards migrants observed while joining officers on patrol. The cases are discussed in light of the corroding public character of Dutch policing and the risks involved in terms of discrimination, and the arbitrary, or even privatized, use of power. Signalling an increased blurring of the private and public spheres in policing, the book warns of an "unlimited" police service that is no longer constrained by the public contours that delineate a legal bureaucracy. To develop a police anthropology, the ethnographic materials are consistently compared with other police ethnographies in the "global north" and "global south". This comparative analysis points out that the demise of bureaucracy makes it increasingly difficult for police organizations across the globe to exclude politics, particularism and populism from their operations. Police Unlimited addresses the curious position of police organizations in the 21st century through the lens of a police anthropology concerned with deep-seated police discrimination across the world. In an age in which bureaucracy is considered to be the social evil of our time, Police Unlimited offers a controversial message: it is exactly the dehumanized and impersonal nature of bureaucracy that transforms policing into a neutral and fair practice.

General

Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Paul Mutsaers
Dimensions: 223 x 149 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-878850-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Emergency services
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Law & society
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Criminal law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Population & demography > Immigration & emigration
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Emergency services > Police & security services
Promotions
LSN: 0-19-878850-9
Barcode: 9780198788508

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners