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Reforming police management: the introduction of a police board in Victoria

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posted on 1997-01-01, 00:00 authored by Darren Palmer
Describes how, in the 1970s and 1980s the issues of formal political accountability and police powers dominated debates about policing. However, as programs designed to "reinvent government" have developed, police, like other public sector agencies, are increasingly subject to the practices of "new managerialism". One technique used to promote change to the practices of managing the Victorian Police Force was the introduction of the Police Board in 1992. While formally limited from considering operational matters, the research program of the Police Board already indicates the possibilities of significant changes to police work practices. Examines the context within which the Police Board. Provides an outline of the research program of the Police Board. Argues that the Police Board and its research program are suggestive of the need to infuse debates about police practices and police accountability with analysis of managerialism.

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Journal

Policing

Volume

20

Issue

4

Pagination

665 - 679

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing

Location

Bingley, Eng.

ISSN

1363-951X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1997, MCB University Press

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