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Hard Cop, Soft Cop

by Roger Hopkins Burke

Hard Cop, Soft Cop Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843920489
Publication date: 1st May 2004
Author: Roger Hopkins Burke
Publisher: Willan Publishing an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Jurisprudence & general issues,

About Roger Hopkins Burke

Roger Hopkins Burke is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University. His research interests include criminological theory, young people and crime, generic policing and social control, and crime prevention. Recent publications include Zero Tolerance Policing (Perpetuity Press, 1998), An Introduction to Criminological Theory, 3e (Willan Publishing, 2009), and Young People, Crime and Justice (Willan Publishing, 2008).

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