- Ben Bowling - King's College London, UK
- James Sheptycki - York University, Toronto, Canada
Comparative Police Systems
In the globally networked society, police power is no longer constrained by the borders of the nation state: it has globalized. Global Policing shows how security threats have been constructed by powerful actors to justify the creation of a new global policing architecture and how the subculture of policing shapes the world system.
Demonstrating how a theory of global policing is central to understanding global governance, the text explores:
- The 'new security agenda' focused on serious organized crime and terrorism and how this is transforming policing.
- The creation of global organizations such as Interpol, regional entities such as Europol, and national policing agencies with a transnational reach.
- The subculture of the 'global cops', blurring boundaries between police, private security, military and secret intelligence agencies.
- The reality of transnational policing on the ground, its effectiveness, legitimacy, accountability and future development.
Written by two leading international experts who bring cutting-edge theoretical debates to life with case studies and examples, Global Policing will prove captivating reading for students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, international relations, law and sociology.
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.