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Bending Granite? Recent Attempts at Changing Police Organisational Structures in Australia: the Case of Victoria Police

Palmer, Darren & Cherney, Adrian (2001) Bending Granite? Recent Attempts at Changing Police Organisational Structures in Australia: the Case of Victoria Police. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 13(1), pp. 47-59.

Abstract

Specifically the discussion is divided into five parts: first, we outline the organisational restructuring that has been introduced under LPP; second, we assess the tension between the rhetoric and reality of police reform; third, we link the contents of the reforms embodied under LPP to broader shifts in the nature of policing and governance; fourth, we raise issues concerning the democratic content of LPP and the potential tensions and conflicts within the form and procedures for ‘shared decision-making’; and finally, we conclude by addressing the initial question raised by Guyot - the extent to which it can or cannot be argued that today changing a police organisation in Australia is akin to ‘bending granite’.

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ID Code: 9763
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: police partnerships, local priority policing, police organisational change, crime prevention, victoria
ISSN: 1034-5329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Police Administration Procedures and Practice (160205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Institute of Criminology, Sydney University Law School
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 17:47

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