What is policing? Bringing the state back in
|Dates:||5 November 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
School of Law research seminar series.
It has become commonplace in police scholarship to distinguish 'policing' from 'the police'. 'Policing', it is maintained, refers to an activity, but one in which many hands can be involved and not only those of officers endowed with the authority of the state. This paper will contest this widely held view, on the grounds that it is precisely the authority of state that transforms what might otherwise be called 'social control' into 'policing'.
Role: Professor of Social Policy
Organisation: University of Wolverhampton
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