New public management and the ‘business’ of policing organised crime in Australia

Mann, Monique (2016) New public management and the ‘business’ of policing organised crime in Australia. Criminology and Criminal Justice. (In Press)

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Abstract

The globalisation of new public management (NPM) across OECD countries had a profound impact on the administration and management of policing policy and practice. The ideologies of NPM were enthusiastically embraced in Australia in response to high-level corruption with mixed results (Fleming and Scott, 2008). This article draws on interviews with senior Australian federal police to explore the policing of organised crime in the context of NPM. Emerging themes concerned the requirement to make the ‘business case’ for resources on the basis of strategic intelligence, recognition of the complexities associated with performance measurement, and institutional competition as agencies vie for limited public resources. This paper questions the discursive practices of NPM policing and raises questions about notions of ‘accountability’ and ‘transparency’ for effective police approaches to organised crime.

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ID Code: 99929
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Intelligence-led policing, New public management, Organized crime, Police leaders, Police managerial practices, Police performance measurement, Surveillance
DOI: 10.1177/1748895816671384
ISSN: 1748-8966
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2016 06:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 05:40

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