This is a book about policing styles in the broadest sense, looking at zero tolerance policing at one extreme and 'softer' approaches to policing at the other. It is particularly concerned to explore the dilemmas and moral ambiguities inherent in the tensions between different policing approaches. Rather than seeking to juxtapose 'hard' and 'soft' policing styles the guiding thread of the book is the notion that policing is both pervasive and insidious. Different policing styles, whether conducted by the public police service, private security or social work agencies, are all part of a multi-agency corporate crime control industry which provides the essential context for an understanding of these different approaches.

chapter 1|20 pages

Introduction: policing contemporary society

ByRoger Hopkins Burke

part |2 pages

Part 1 Policing Contemporary Communities

chapter 3|14 pages

Policing incivilities in Germany

ByAlick Whyte

chapter 4|15 pages

Over-policing and under-policing social exclusion

ByChris Crowther

chapter 5|16 pages

Policing British Asian communities

ByColin Webster

chapter 6|16 pages

Discipline and flourish: probation and the new correctionalism

ByPaul Sparrow, David Webb

part |2 pages

Part 2 Policing Contemporary Offences

part |2 pages

Part 3 Democracy, Accountability and Human Rights

chapter 14|18 pages

Policing and the Human Rights Act 1998

ByJohn Wadham, Kavita Modi

chapter 15|16 pages

Human rights v. community rights: the case of the Anti-Social Behaviour Order

ByRoger Hopkins Burke, Ruth Morrill

chapter 16|22 pages

Conclusion: policing contemporary society revisited

ByRoger Hopkins Burke