The police and punishment: understanding the pains of policing

Harkin, Diarmaid 2016, The police and punishment: understanding the pains of policing. In Bosworth, Mary (ed), Theoretical criminology: critical concepts in criminology, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.43-58.

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Title The police and punishment: understanding the pains of policing
Author(s) Harkin, DiarmaidORCID iD for Harkin, Diarmaid
Title of book Theoretical criminology: critical concepts in criminology
Editor(s) Bosworth, Mary
Publication date 2016
Series Volume : 3
Chapter number 34
Total chapters 52
Start page 43
End page 58
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) crime
Summary This article argues that police studies should draw on the sociology of punishment to better understand state pain-delivery. Whereas penal theorists commonly assess the pain and punishment of inmates in relation to wider social sentiments, police theory has yet to regard police violence and harm in the same fashion. As a result, police scholarsoften fail to address why the damage caused by public constabularies, even when widely publicized, is accommodated and accepted. Adapting the idea of ‘punitiveness’ from penal theory allows some explanation of how the public views injury and suffering caused by the police by illuminating the emotions and sentiments their actions generate.
ISBN 1138827967
Language eng
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 940404 Law Enforcement
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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