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Module Reading List

Rethinking Policing 1, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Anna Barker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Reading

Cockbain, E. and Knutsson, J. 2015. Applied police research : challenges and opportunities. Abingdon: Routledge.  

Knutsson, J. and Thompson, L. 2017. (eds) Advances in evidence-based policing, Routledge.  

Lum, C. and Koper, C.S. 2017. Evidence-based policing : translating research into practice, Oxford University Press.  

Seminar One - Rethinking Policing through Research

Tilley, N. and Laycock, G. (2017) ‘The why, what, when and how of evidence-based policing’, in J. Knutsson and L. Thompson (eds) Advances in evidence-based policing, Routledge, pp. 10-26 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 02/10/2019) .   

Kennedy, D. 2015. 'Working in the Field: Police Research in Theory and Practice', in E. Cockbain and J. Knutsson (eds) Applied police research : challenges and opportunities , Oxford University Press Available online .   

Knutsson, J. and Thompson, L. 2017. (eds) Advances in evidence-based policing, Routledge. Chapter One OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (afp 02/10/2019) .  

Seminar Two - Rethinking Policing through Time

Churchill, D.C. 2014. Rethinking the state monopolisation thesis: the historiography of policing and criminal justice in nineteenth-century England. Crime, histoire et sociétés/Crime, History and Societies. 18(1), pp. 131–152.  

Storch, R.D. 1976. The policeman as domestic missionary: urban discipline and popular culture in northern England, 1850-1880. Journal of Social History. 9(4), pp. 481-509.

Seminar Three - Rethinking Policing through Networks

Jones, T. and Newburn, T. (2002) ‘The Transformation of Policing? Understanding Current Trends in Policing Systems’, British Journal of Criminology, 42, 129-46.  

Whelan, C. and Dupont, B. (2017) ‘Taking stock of networks across the security field: a review, typology and research agenda’, Policing & Society, 27(6): 671-687.  

Crawford, A. (2018) ‘Decentring the Police from Policing: Re-imagining Public Safety in and through Networks’, Lecture at the Launch of the Centre for Crime, Law & Justice, University of New South Wales, 16th May 2018.   

Seminar Four: Rethinking Public Order Policing

Holgersson, S. and Knutsson, J. 2011. Dialogue policing – a means for less crowd violence? In T. Madensen and J. Knutsson (eds) Preventing crowd violence. Crime Prevention Studies, vol. 26. Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers.    

Stott, C., and Gorringe, H. 2014. From Sir Robert Peel to PLTs – Adapting to liaison-based public-order policing in England and Wales, In: The Future of Policing, Eds: Brown, J Routledge    

Waddington, D (2013) From ‘Iron Fists’ to ‘Bunches of Fives’: A critical reflection on Dialogue (Or Liaison) Approaches to Policing, European Police Science and Research Bulletin, Special Conference Edition. Available online:  

Seminar Five - Rethinking Policing through Predictive Analytics

Greengard, S. (2012). Policing the future. Communications of the ACM, 55(3), 19-21. Available from: 

Bowers, K.J., Johnson, S.D., and Pease, K., 2004. Prospective hot-spotting: The future of crime mapping? British journal of criminology, 44 (5), 641–658.  

Bennett Moses, L., & Chan, J. (2018). Algorithmic prediction in policing: assumptions, evaluation, and accountability. Policing and Society, 28(7), 806-822.

Seminar Six - Rethinking Police Leadership

Bowling, B., Reiner, R. and Sheptycki, J.W.E. (2019) The Politics of the Police, 5th Edition, Oxford; Oxford University Press, Chapter 4 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .   

Shannon, I.C.N., (2018) Convenient constructs: How chief police officers in England and Wales understand the right of police to exercise power. Available from: Chapter Nine – Issues and implications: confused, conflicted and convenient, pp 183 – 199.  

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (2019) Leading lights: An inspection of the police service’s arrangements for the selection and development of chief officers. Available from: Foreword, Summary and Recommendations pp 3 -17.

This list was last updated on 16/09/2019