Organization and management of police

Dean, Geoff & Thorne, Colin Stanley (2008) Organization and management of police. In Broadhurst, Roderic G. & Davies, Sara E. (Eds.) Policing in Context : An Introduction to Police Work in Australia. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 49-68.

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To understand the nature of police organisations and their management in an Australian context it is necessary to appreciate the recent history of policing at least in the last 30 years. In doing so an overall perspective is gained on the various reform efforts and organisational changes that have taken place in Australian policing. With this police reform perspective clearly in mind it then becomes possible to appreciate that the organization and management of the institution of policing in Australia is nested within the larger framework of ‘governance’. Hence, this notion of governance will be used as the key focal point around which to understand how police organizations manage their mission in the Australian context. Finally, the chapter discusses the inevitable ‘tension spaces’ that arise in policing and the need for police organizations to better manage such complexities.

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ID Code: 47764
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Police Organisation, Police Management, Police Reform, Police Governance
ISBN: 9780195561067
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2011 22:37
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2011 04:55

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