State police in a state of change : remaking the entrepreneurial officer

Palmer, Darren 2009, State police in a state of change : remaking the entrepreneurial officer, VDM Verlag, Saarbruken, German.

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Title State police in a state of change : remaking the entrepreneurial officer
Author(s) Palmer, DarrenORCID iD for Palmer, Darren
Publication date 2009
Total pages 488 p.
Publisher VDM Verlag
Place of Publication Saarbruken, German
Keyword(s) police
police corruption
police training
Summary Questions concerning how to govern police practice have never been more pressing or more fluid. This study locates contemporary developments in police accountability techniques within a broader analysis of the historical circumstances shaping the changing techniques for governing police. The recent pluralisation of police accountability pr.ocesses and structures is examined through the application of governmentality studies. Drawing on a comparative analysis of two Australian States the book provides a detailed account of the development of governmental techniques for 'making up' the entrepreneurial officer. While such a governmental project is not implemented unproblematically the book concludes that the attempt to shape the development of the entrepreneurial officer through the managerialisation of governing presents distinct possibilities for a new 'politics of policing' that fosters deliberative and reflective police practice.
Notes Published version of Darren Palmer's 2005 thesis.
ISBN 9783639024579
Language eng
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
220107 Professional Ethics (incl police and research ethics)
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category A3.1 Revision/new edition
Copyright notice ©2009, VDM Verlag
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