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Community Policing in Northern Ireland: A Resistance Narrative

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Topping, John (2008) Community Policing in Northern Ireland: A Resistance Narrative. Policing and Society, 18 (4). pp. 377-396. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Policing in stable democratic societies is predominantly concerned with the implementa- tion and practice of the globally accepted philosophy of community policing. However, the subtle complexities of Northern Ireland’s transitional landscape present acute problems for the community policing concept, both as a vehicle for police reform and as a tool for increasing the co-production of security through improved community interaction with the police. This article will examine the current position of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and their Policing with the Community policy. Providing an overview of contextual and contemporary developments, it will assess the efficacy with which the PSNI have realised community policing, as espoused in Patten Recommendation 44. It concludes by determining the role and extent of community engagement with policing in Northern Ireland and the resistances and contestations to the implementation of the community policing in a post-conflict society.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:2417
Deposited By:Dr John Topping
Deposited On:03 Dec 2009 11:54
Last Modified:03 Dec 2009 11:54

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